At Fovolab we study visual perception by combining ideas and research methods from art and science.
We are primarily interested in the perceptual structure of visual experience and how it can be represented. Artists have been studying the problem of how to represent visual experience for thousands of years, yet few scientists are aware of the profound discoveries they have made. Likewise, scientists understand a great deal about how visual processes work, but few artists are aware of the vast and detailed knowledge that now exists on this topic.
By combining art and science we aim to advance our understanding of visual perception in a way that neither could achieve alone.