Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Bild-Aspekte (Image Aspects) SS'22
Vorlesung

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Magnor

Hörerkreis: Bachelor & Master
Kontakt: ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de

Modul: INF-CG-027
Vst.Nr.: 4216027

News:

  • Please register to attend the lecture using the registration form on our website (https://www.cg.cs.tu-bs.de/teaching/students). This way we can notify you of any current changes. This registration is informal and does not replace the official examination registration at the respective examination office!
    If you encounter any problems, please send an email to ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de.

 

  • Allocation of presentation topics : first come, first serve
    Please send an e-Mail with the top 3 desired presentation topics and 2 preferred presentation dates to: ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de
  • Deadline for topic and presentation date registration: 30.05
  • Presentation dates: 22.06, 29.06, 06.07, 13.07, 20.07.

Description:

What are pictures? How are they created? What distinguishes pictures? How do they impact us? The lecture explores the nature of images from the perspective of mathematics, physics, computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and art.

The course is explicitly aimed at students of ALL disciplines and is also offered as a key qualification in the lecture pool "interdisciplinary qualification" ("überfachliche Qualifikation").

Time and place:

  • Every Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:30
  • Room: IZ 161
  • Lecture period: 20.04.2022 to 27.07.2022
  • Start: 20.04.2022

Contents:

  • How many pictures are there?
  • Which is the oldest picture in the world?
  • How do optical illusions work?
  • Impossible shapes
  • What makes faces so interesting?
  • How does make-up work?
  • Is attractiveness hereditary?
  • Pictures on drugs
  • Hidden image content
  • Why do we hang impressionist paintings on our walls?
  • What's behind modern art?

Formalities:

  • Duration: 2 SWS
  • Credit Points: 3 (3 LPe, Studienleistung)
  • Examination modality: Presentation

In order to obtain the course credit, each participant must present in a 10-15 minute talk one of the scholarly articles listed below under "topics". Please list three topic preferences.

Prerequisites:

  • Interest in images, photography, art, vision, and visual perception.

 

Topics:

All links are accessible from within the TU domain and the pdf files are downloadable. Some are protected with the password given in the lecture. If there are any problems please report them to ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de.

Images and Nature

       

Images and Numbers

          

    Images and Vision

    • H. Kolb, "How the retina works", 2004 (V1)
      Excellent article about the structure and function of our retina.      
    • J. Böttger, "Darstellungen von Betrachtungsvorgängen", 2003 (V2)
      Diploma thesis (DE) on the topic of where and for how long our eyes look when we look at an image, including a nice visualization of the determined gaze duration.        

    - J. McCann, "Lessons learned from Mondrians applied to real images and color gamuts", 1999 (V3.1)

    - B. Funt et al., "Retinex in MATLAB", 2004 (V3.2)

    • S. Shevell et al., "Color in complex scenes", 2008 (V6)
      Overall view of the mutual influence of colors in our perception.        
    • F. Cole et al., "Where do people draw lines?", 2008 (V10)
      The authors investigate which lines artists draw to represent 3D objects as pencil drawings.        
    • D. Hoffman, "The Construction of Visual Reality", 2011 (V12)
      A neuroscientist's rationale for why we see optical illusions and why they may have been evolutionarily advantageous.        
    • J. Koenderink et al., "Pointing out of the picture", 2004 (V19)
      Fascinating investigation into the perception of two-dimensional projection of three-dimensional scenes including an explanation of why some eyes in paintings seem to follow us.

            

    Images and the Mind

        

    Images and Art

    • M. Petry, "Sculpture and Touch", 2008 (A6)
      Examination, from an art perspective, of the differences between the senses of touch and sight using sculptures.
    • H. Cohen, "What is an image?"(A10)
      An attempt to answer what an image is from the point of view of an AI scientist. Gives the description of an "art robot".

    Further Reading:

            

      Presentations' Agenda:

      22.06.2022

      Presentations Session I  [Papers: A1, V7, M2, M13, M15]        0 slots available

      29.06.2022

      Presentations Session II  [Papers: A2, A3, A7, V10, V12]         0 slots available

      06.07.2022

      Presentation Session III  [Papers: V5, V9, M6, N4, V17]           0 slots available

      13.07.2022

      Presentation Session IV  [Papers: N2, V11, V14, V20]              1 slot available

      20.07.2022

      Presentation Session V  [Papers: ]                                            5 slots available

      27.07.2022

      Reserve