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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.

NEW: Masters research opportunity in Fovolab

FovoLab offers a rich and challenging environment for students to engage with issues of imaging technology through applied art and design research. The MRes Fovography Research programme offers potential researchers the opportunity to specialise and collaborate on leading edge image technology projects, supervised by our team of expert researchers. For details on the application process for the MRes, please follow this link.

To discuss further please email Professor Robert Pepperell (rpepperell@cardiffmet.ac.uk) with a brief summary of your research interest.