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The impossible vase: An exploration in perception.

SuAnne Fu.

Master's thesis, Cornell University, 2002.

The Impossible Vase is a digital installation combining elements of perception and computer graphics to create a unique visual experience through light projection. The projected images are cast upon solid objects rather than a traditional flat canvas. This installation will explore perceptual issues by deconstructing visual cues and analyzing the way our minds process visual information into a coherent story. The projected imagery, along with the movement of the three dimensional canvas, will create physical impossibilities to demonstrate when and where our perceptual process collapses. During these isolated moments, we can then analyze the paramount elements contributing to our minds' interpretation of a cohesive image and draw a correlation that may be applied to computer graphics.

This paper is available as a PDF file Fu02.pdf (3.5M).

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