Visual Science of Art Conference

August 22-23

There is a growing interest in studying interactions between perception and art. An increasing number of publications and meetings have encouraged researchers, scholars and artists to gather together as a community that can cooperate, discuss and develop new scientific perspectives

In 2012 the Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) emerged as an academic conference, organised by Baingio Pinna. The first VSAC was a satellite meeting to the 36th European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) held in Sardinia, Italy. It was followed by the second VSAC in Belgrade in 2014.

In 2015 we welcome participants to a satellite meeting on the Visual Science of Art (VSAC). VSAC welcomes all kinds of work and approaches, from phenomenological to biological and computational, exploring the link between the science of perception and the arts. It also includes studies that might suggest new ideas and new findings useful for the experimental foundation of a Science of Art.

VSAC has a separate registration and abstract submission to ECVP. The key dates, however, are the same.

To register go to the registration page

Abstract submission

Open: January 1, 2015
Close: April 15, 2015
Decisions will be made by May 29, 2015


Opening of VSAC

Th opening event will take place from 3pm on Saturday August 22nd in the Everyman Theatre on Hope Street.
This event will include screening of the documentary "Tim's Vermeer" and a panel discussion on vision and art.

For more information visit this page. Because there is a limited capacity in the theatre do not forget to select the box during registration to confirm that you will be at the Saturday event.

Tim's Vermeer's page

(2) Dedicated Facebook page

As the ECVP Facebook page seems to work well we have followed the same model with a VSAC page. Please click on 'like'!

VSAC Facebook

(3) Illusions Parade.

This is an evening event and it will take place Tuesday August 25th in a local venue called Camp and Furnace. The theme is illusions and we plan on mixing science and art. Some artists are preparing works on that theme.
In this venue there will also be a bar (inside the main space) and restaurants nearby.

Illusions Parade

The dedicated page has also instructions on how to submit proposals for the event, we hope many scientists will demonstrate perceptual phenomena, and many artists will show works inspired by visual illusions.