[visionlist] Announcing "phiVis: Philosophy of Vision Science", a satellite event at VSS 2023

Kevin Lande kevinlande at gmail.com
Fri May 5 08:06:33 -04 2023

Dear colleagues,

I'm excited to announce (the third iteration of) a satellite event of the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society: phiVis – Philosophy of Vision Science.

Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the intersection between vision science and the philosophy of perception. But opportunities for conversation between vision scientists and philosophers are still hard to come by. The phiVis workshop is a forum for promoting and expanding this interdisciplinary dialogue. Philosophers of perception can capitalize on the experimental knowledge of working vision scientists, while vision scientists will have an opportunity to connect their research to longstanding philosophical questions. The workshop features short talks by philosophers of perception that engage with the latest research in vision science, followed by prepared comments by vision scientists, on topics such as attention, perceptual learning, feature binding, and more. Our first event, at VSS 2021, drew nearly 300 live and virtual attendees, and our second event drew a capacity crowd in person. We are now gearing up for Round 3!

This year's event will take place on Tuesday, May 23, from 12:30pm-2:30pm ET, and will be held onsite at VSS (at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St Pete Beach, FL). The in-person event is open to VSS attendees; a limited number of non-VSS-attendees may also attend virtually. The event will feature the following talks:

  *   Jake Quilty-Dunn (Washington University in St. Louis): Varieties of Feature Composition
     *   With comments by Yaoda Xu (Yale)
  *   Madeleine Ransom (UBC - Okanagan): Perceptual Learning of Socially Constructed Kinds
     *   With comments by Isabel Gauthier (Vanderbilt)
  *   Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon University): We Know What Attention Is!
     *   With comments by Ruth Rosenholtz (MIT)

Also on the program is Jorge Morales (Northeastern), who will serve as chair.

You can learn more about the phiVis workshop at our website –– https://www.phivis.org/) –– and also in the attached flyer.

Registration is free, though we ask that you please formally sign up to attend through our registration links: in person<https://www.phivis.org/events/phivis-3-philosophy-of-vision-science-workshop>; virtual<https://www.phivis.org/events/phivis-3-online>. These links can also be found on the workshop's website.

Hope to see you there!


Kevin Lande
Chaz Firestone
Jorge Morales
co-organizers, phiVis

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