Visual Representation and Visual Culture
ALP, SS, STS Understanding of human perception, visualization, and computer graphics techniques. Basic principles of perception like lightness, brightness, contrast, constancy, color theory, and visual attention. Use of current visualization techniques in graph tools, volume rendering, surface rendering, use of glyphs, and animation to see their strengths, weaknesses, and visual artifacts. Lectures and readings on theoretical foundation of particular techniques. Course projects on the practical application of techniques to real-world datasets. Represent student data in several ways and determine the best method. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor: Staff. One course. C-L: Visual Arts 180FS.