Bouncing Balls of Exaggeration

A poster from VSS2019, finally about to submit the paper. Looking at animation, physics, and the impossible yet perceptually preferable exaggeration therein. Phillips, F., Schmidt, F., Noejovich, L., & Chakalos, G. (2018). Exploring the Uncanny Valley. Journal of Vision, 18(10),… Read More

History of Jazz Drumming

Mel Lewis’ epic interviews with Loren Schoenberg on the history of drumming in jazz. A good while back, Jim Rupp lent me a bunch of CDs. He said “you’ll like these” and he was right. For years, I… Read More

Dangerous awards

award title slide

A visit to Champaign, a return flight with a ‘possible weapon’. I went to the 2019 Wolfram Technical Conference last week in snowy Champaign Illinois. I gave a talk on some stuff we were doing in our classes… Read More

Apples and Oranges

colorimeter device

A talk I gave at the Wolfram Technology Conference, 2019. In our “Computational Methods for Psychology and Neuroscience” course, we teach undergraduate students the fundamentals of computational thinking (as opposed to traditional “programming”) using a project-based approach. Over… Read More

Two recent submissions

So many things on the burner. First – The Veiled Virgin paper has been submitted. We didn’t put it on a preprint server yet, we’re trying to figure out what we want to do there. If you’d like… Read More

So, about RIT

Me in front of the RIT Magic Center

Time for a change of venue. A long time ago I left Pixar and went back to graduate school because I was interested in understanding more about the creative stuff we did — How the tools facilitated, constrained,… Read More

Temporal consequences of spatial acuity reduction

Space-time visual insanity. Some work I collaborated on concerning spatiotemporal vision. We have some very interesting findings hinted at in the ‘Puzzles’ section that I look forward to us getting out there. Temporal consequences of spatial acuity reduction… Read More

Effects of the Spatial Spectrum of Illumination on Material Perception

A little VSS 2019 fun with some old friends. Old as in length of time we’ve all known each other, not in geologic age. Like all good science, things changed a little between abstract submission and the actual… Read More

Objects, Materials, Exaggeration, and Perception

For a talk @ the ASU SciHub SciAPP Workshop on Science, the Arts & Possibilities in Perception. It is tempting to think of perception as some form of physical measurement. Indeed, animals seem to act as if they are… Read More

Arduino Spectrophotometry

Well, OK, just measuring ambient light for now… but we’ll get there in class soon. Students in my Computational Methods class are using an Arduino to do some simple sensor measurement stuff. I found a bunch of old… Read More