Monday, April 17, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

From Eye to Mind (Panel Discussion)

On April 12 2017 Neuroscientist Kristina Visscher, philosopher Marshall Abrams and artist Jessica Angel, gathered to talk about how our brains process visual and conceptual information from different perspectives.
The conversation focussed on the flexibility of our brains to manage visual and conceptual perception using visual illusions and analogies as examples to show the ambiguous and diverse interpretations we can give to a single stimuli. Visual illusions, associations, and previous experiences were the subjects the panelists discussed to understand what triggers our perception to give us a sense of what we perceive.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Artist Lecture

On the opening night of the installation, Jessica gave a lecture to a wide audience of students, teachers, UAB staff, and other visitors. In her lecture she gives a broad summation of her concepts regarding the Hyper Structure and how it was constructed, where she gathered inspiration from, etc. She briefly touched on the information that was discussed in the weekly lectures with the students; the incorporation of different scientific and philosophical theories, the importance of incorporating different physical perspectives and viewpoints, and the relation to the structures to the construction of networks and neurons.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Air in a Loop/ Chamber Music at AEIVA

The week after the Grand Opening, AEIVA opened its doors once more for a group of local musicians. The performance consisted of works written by the world class Birmingham Music Alliance and was performed by Hillary Tidman, flute; Diana Dunn, oboe; Kathleen Costello, clarinet; Tariq Masri, bassoon; Kevin Kozak, French horn and UAB Department of Music Musicians as well. Ultimately the performance was a unique way to appreciate and interact with the installation from a different perspective, which as Jessica states is incredibly vital to true understanding in general.