Against a history of animation from Windsor McCay to contemporary fine art, Professor Grim’s paper focused on both the psychological facts and the philosophical questions regarding our dynamic visual processing. Evolution has made us particularly adept at both pattern recognition and dynamic cognition—talents based in perception, but with promise far beyond the purely visual and into the conceptual and the abstract. The emphasis of the talk was on open questions and intellectual horizons.
- Patrick Grim Distinguished Teaching Professor Stony Brook University
- “You Live and Do Not Harm Me!”: Shifts in Approaches to Objects in Turn-of-the-Century Anthropology
- On Not Being Someone Else
- Conceptualizing Gods through Statues: A Study of Personification and Localization in Chinese Popular Religion
Animating the Memorial Topography of Hellenism: The Heroes of Philostratus