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Embodied Vision: Image & Vision


Admission Requirements

Bachelor diploma


The lectures cover concepts, history and examples of various approaches towards machine mediated vision. Several types basic image technologies are discussed, elucidated with examples from art history, media history, and the history of science. An overview will be attempted of the various ways vision can be mediated by technology, and the various ways in which artists have explored the sensory possibilities opened up by these machines. Experimental film was perhaps the first art form to explicitly reflect on the human and cultural significance of machine mediated vision, but the subject is much wider than film alone, going back to the history of perspective and optics and forward towards new media yet to be invented.
Examination is in the form of an assignment for which students are encouraged to use the Max/MSP/Jitter environment. During the lecture series there is a short presentation of a related research project at Media Technology called “The Pixel Liberation Project”. This will offer possibilities for interested students to sign up for research activities going further in this field.

Course Objectives

Learning about various ways human vision can be mediated by machines

Time Table

The dates are included in the Media Technology calendar

Mode of Instruction

Lectures, lab and self study

Assessment Method

Assignments and a final project (2 presentation days)


Not applicable

Reading List

Study materials will be provided by the lecturer during the course


Via program coordinator Media Technology: Lianne Heun:, 071-527 6994

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Contact Information

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