4.606
Visual Perception and Art

Enrollment: 
Limited

Note: as of 2/3/2016 two recitations have been added

Introduces visual perception from neurological, cultural, and artistic vantage points. Examines aspects of visual culture ranging from body adornment to public spaces, and from logotypes to moving images. Topics range from ritual space to forensics to machine-aided vision (cameras, radar devices, robotic scanners). Designed to develop skills in visual analysis and interpretation through lectures, oral presentations, field trips, and written essays.

Projects in 4.606

Pedagogy linking art and science: Pinhole Cameras
Spring 2016