Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Image Aspects (Bild-Aspekte) SS'24
Vorlesung

Dr.-Ing. Susana Castillo

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

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

News:

  • TOPICS have been assigned
  • The maximum capacity for this lecture has been reached, thus enrollment is not longer possible.

Notes:

  • This lecture is conducted exclusively in presence.
  • This lecture does not use studIP. 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 when required.

  • If you encounter any problems, please send an email to ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de.
  • The lecture will be conducted in English.

Presentation:

  • Allocation of presentation topics : first come, first serve
    The topics are now available, please send an e-Mail with the top 3 desired presentation topics (indicated by the code at the end of each paper) and 3 preferred presentation dates to: ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de
  • Starting of topic and presentation date registration: 25.04
  • Deadline for topic and presentation date registration: 07.05

  • Presentation dates:  5.6, 12.06, 19.06, 26, 06, 03.07. (The 10.07 is reserved).
  • You can find the ICG slides template here. Its use is not mandatory.
  • Please not that each presentation session consists (in principle) of 5 papers and the times have been calculated accordingly, i.e., for an optimal of 14 minutes talk plus 3 minutes questions. Please adjust to those times as any delay will result in running over the time of your colleagues or into a longer session.

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.

Time and place:

  • Every Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:30
  • Room: IZ 161
  • Lecture period: 02.04.2024 to 13.07.2024
  • Start: 10.04.2024

Contents:

  • Physical foundations of image formation
  • Statistical and other properties of natural images
  • Physiology of visual perception - Biological evolution of the human visual system
  • Optical illusions and what they are good for
  • Relationship between images and visual information
  • Visual arts as experimental neuroscience

Formalities:

  • Duration: 2 SWS
  • Credit Points: 5 (5 LPe, Studienleistung - Non graded)
  • Examination modality: Presentation
  • Attendance of  at least 50% of the course is necessary to successfully complete the module.

In order to obtain the course credits, each participant must prepare and give a short scientific presentation of around 12-14 minutes in length on one of the scholarly articles that will be listed below under "topics". Please not that each presentation session consists (in principle) of 5 papers and the times have been calculated accordingly, i.e., for an optimal of 14 minutes talk plus 3 minutes questions. Please adjust to those times as any delay will result in running over the time of your colleagues or into a longer session.  Topics will be assigned in late April / early May. Own suggestions for topics are also welcome! (please send the corresponding article in electronic form to the contact mail ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de).

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. If there are any problems please report them to ba@cg.cs.tu-bs.de.

Images and Nature

       

Images and Numbers

Images and Vision

Images and the Mind

Images and Art

  • Jacci Howard Bear, "Create a 3D Photo Effect With GIMP", 2020  (A2)
    Instructions on how to use GIMP to add depth to ordinary images (this topic/tutorial should be presented as a a live demo or by explaining why each image transformation contributes to building up the 3D effect).   
  • M. Petry, "Sculpture and Touch", 2008 (A6)
    Examination, from an art perspective, of the differences between the senses of touch and sight using sculptures.

Further Reading:

  • J. Frisby and J. Stone, "Seeing - the computational approach to biological vision", MIT Press, 2010

  • J. Su, D. V. Vargas and K. Sakurai,"One pixel attack for fooling deep neural networks", 2018

  • Donald Hoffman: Visual Intelligence. Norton, 1998.
    - Simon Ings: A Natural History of Seeing. Norton, 2007.
    - Patrick Cavanagh: The Artist as Neuroscientist. Nature, vol. 434, March 2005.

          

    Agenda:

    03.04.2024

    No Lecture

    10.04.2024

    Introduction & Images and Nature

    17.04.2024

    Images and Numbers

    24.04.2024

    Images and Vision

    01.05.2024

    No Lecture (Tag der Arbeit)  Read the proposed papers and select topic for presentation

    08.05.2024

    Images and the Mind  (Room IZ G41b)

    15.05.2024

    No Lecture

    22.05.2024

    No Lecture (Excursion Week)

    29.05.2024

    Images and Art

    05.06.2024

    Presentation Session I        [Papers: M3, V7, A10, V1, M2]

    12.06.2024

    Presentation Session II        [Papers: N1, N2, N8, M1, M8] 

    19.06.2024

    Presentation Session III        [Papers: M9, A3, V12, V11, N7] 

    26.06.2024

    Presentation Session IV        [Papers: A4, N10, V9, M10.1]

    03.07.2024

    Presentation Session V        [Papers: M6, V16] 

    10.07.2024

    Reserve