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Visual Perception and Illusions

Join us for three short talks and a discussion on visual perception. This is a non-technical meetup about eyes and the mind.

Colours, sounds, temperatures, pressures, spaces, times, and so forth, are connected with one another in manifold ways; and with them are associated dispositions of mind, feelings, and volitions. Out of this fabric, that which is relatively more fixed and permanent stands prominently forth, engraves itself on the memory, and expresses itself in language.

Ernst March, The Analysis of Sensations

Gestalt Principles in Data Visualization

Drew Skau, Visualization Architect at will speak on understanding visual perception as it relates to Data Visualization.

It's an Illuuuuusion, Michael

Ian Johnson will be showing several optical illusions made with d3.js which can be used to explore the limits of the human eye. A preview of one such illusion is here:

Aesthetics and Interfaces

Sarah Nahm will present several projects exploring the aesthetics of interfaces and color:

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