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From first looks to visual thinking: Doctoral defence Patrick Ceyssens

Visual experiments, image layers, mental models and works of art. A look at the highly varied PhD defence of artist and image thinker Patrick Ceyssens titled 'From first looks to visual thinking'

First PhD year in empirical aesthetics

Time flies. I have finished one year as a PhD student. Time to share my reflections on this first year.

Flat & Framed - version 2.0

At the beginning of last year, I started a blog called Flat & Framed. I was passionate about photography and felt the need to reflect and write about this interest. Now, it's time to leave behind some old topics and zoom in on some other in Flat & Framed - version 2.0.

Photography + Perception = PhD

Flat & Framed has lived through its first year. Even though there hasn’t been any output in the form of blog posts during these last months, the thought processes that started with this blog have been ever evolving.

Why do we look at photographs?

Last week, I went to a photography gallery. Why? To look at photographs. Why? Because I am interested in photography. Why? ...

Reflections on the Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC 2017)

My reflections on the Visual Science of Art Conference (VSAC) 2017

A history of pictures by David Hockney & Martin Gayford

A History of Pictures. This sounds like an ambitious title of a book, doesn’t it? Especially when ‘pictures’ is used to refer to everything that depicts our three-dimensional world onto a flat surface. Ranging from the earliest cave paintings to current videogames and everything in between. Think about painting, movies, digital art, photography, games, animation, cave paintings, drawing, etc.

Three things visual artists can learn from experimental psychology

Yesterday, I went to a lecture by a professor in experimental psychology that made all the artists in the room sit at the edge of their seat.

What do you see in this picture?

What happens when eight writers interpret one photographer's images? A collaboration between Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman and literary magazine DW B gave us the answer.