cognitive photography


This site is focused on understanding the intersections among cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and related disciplines, on the one hand, and photography in all its forms, graphics arts including 3-D art, and text-based and visual narrative, on the other.

Here is a sample of topics at this intersection

Good photographs tell a story. But what is a story, how do people understand stories, and how can we make photographs tell a better story?

What are human modes of thinking, how do they interact, and how do they comprehend a photograph?

What features of a photograph invoke a narrative?

What new kinds of photographic art are enabled by the vast increase in available compute power?

Can AI come to appreciate photographs in the same way that humans do? If so, can it improve upon the human experience of the photograph?

There are many more lands to be discovered at the intersection. Join me for the exploration!