24 novembre 2020: 1 événement


  • Séminaires LPNC

    Mardi 24 novembre 13:00-14:00 - Luca Marchetti - University of Milan, Italy

    Depicting motion in a static image. Philosophy, psychology and the perception of pictures

    Résumé : This seminar focuses on whether static images can depict motion. It is natural to say that pictures depicting objects caught in the middle of a dynamic action - such as Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Behind the Gare St. Lazare - are pictures of movement, but, given that pictures themselves do not move, can we make sense of such an idea ? Drawing on results from experimental psychology and cognitive sciences I show that we can. Psychological studies on implicit motion and representational momentum indicate that motion is really perceived in some static images : our visual system is built in order to detect motion even where it is only implied and to anticipate the probable outcomes of others’ actions - even when the “others” are only pictures’ subject matters. I argue that, consequently, a range of popular depiction theories - perceptualist theories of depiction - can accommodate depicted motion.

    Lieu : A distance. - mot de passe : cognition

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