Thursday Lecture Series: Animation

Animation & Dynamic Visual Intelligence

Thursday, The Heyman Center

Against a history of animation from Windsor McCay to contemporary fine art, Professor Grim’s paper focused on both the psychological facts and the philosophical questions regarding our dynamic visual processing. Evolution has made us particularly adept at both pattern recognition and dynamic cognition—talents based in perception, but with promise far beyond the purely visual and into the conceptual and the abstract. The emphasis of the talk was on open questions and intellectual horizons.