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Doors of Perception - Project Clubes de Ciencia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors of Perception

 

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.  -  William Blake
The human portals for receiving sensory information leave a lot on the table. For example, we only see a narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum.  On the other hand, they also have ample excess bandwidth, evolved to handle emergencies.   Frank is inspired by the vision that modern technology can repurpose some of the excess bandwidth, to open new horizons.  

 

Concretely, in recent years he has, in collaboration with Clubes de Ciencia, developed an intense one-week workshop/course where students take in some basic theory while, in parallel, creating hardware and software that re-codes and expands color perception.  This course (in evolving forms) has now been taught by volunteer instructors over a dozen times in several Latin American cities, and by Frank himself at ASU.  An enhanced and expanded version is now being developed for delivery ASU and MIT in spring 2018.   You can read more about the courses here and the projects here.
 

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