Seeing: The Interaction of Physiology, Culture, and Technology

Description:

A permanent Exploratorium exhibit collection exploring the science, physiology, psychology, technology, and cultural influences involved in the act of seeing.

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<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

Seeing is a revitalized, expanded, and contextualized exhibit collection, incorporating some of the oldest and best known Exploratorium exhibits and newly created exhibits. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

Exhibits are organized into eight thematic sections: Light and the Eye, Seeing Motion, Seeing Color, Seeing Depth, Seeing in Context, Seeing and Attention, Interpreting Images, and the Seeing Gallery. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

The concepts and design were influenced by visitor research, first with the original set of exhibits on visual perception, light, color, and motion, and then during formative testing of revised and new exhibit elements. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p>

Based on an image by Mexican photographer Manuel Alvarez Bravo, this "Optica Moderna" houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing. (photo © Exploratorium)

<p>Based on an image by Mexican photographer <a target="_blank" href="http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=47969">Manuel Alvarez Bravo</a>, this &quot;Optica Moderna&quot; houses cultural and historial objects related to seeing.&nbsp;(photo &copy; Exploratorium)</p> thumbnail
Date:
2002
Role:
Co-Principal Investigator
Funders:
  • National Science Foundation #9725887
  • National Endowment for the Arts
Footprint:
10,000 square feet
Venue:
  • Exploratorium
Collaborators:
Dr. Thomas Humphrey, Dr. Richard Brown, Mark McGowan