Symbiotic to this scientific research is my digital fine art work which is typically created by my authored computer AI and CG systems.View the Art Gallery
Our research expertise is in cognitive based computer graphics and artificial intelligence with particular focus on parameterized computer modeling of human emotion, behaviour & expression.View the iVizLab Homepage
Using new visual computer modelling techniques, we show that artists use vision based techniques to guide the eye path of the viewer through their paintings in significant ways.View the website
I am a computer based cognitive scientist, artist and researcher. My main research areas are cognitive, character and expression based artificial intelligence, interaction and computer graphics.
I am Director of the Cognitive Science Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. And Associate Professor at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, an interdisciplinary computer based art/science research school with ~500 undergrads, ~60 masters and ~50 PhD students. Please feel free to browse my research lab (iVizlab), my science publications and my artwork.
Discovery Channel aired an episode on our work with a cognitive based painterly rendering system and how we used it in eye tracking studies to show how Rembrandt intuited and exploited vision science to influence your eye gaze path to create a narrative in his paintings. Watch our section after the ad: video link and research page.
The science based art piece ‘Evolving Darwin's Gaze’ is finally installed home in Vancouver after its tour through MIT, Cambridge Univ., Univ. of Toronto and London. It is in condensed form for the Internat. Digital Media & Art Assoc. Conf., Nov 4th at Emily Carr Gallery. It uses AI based genetic programming with a human cognitive creativity algorithm to evolve a series of related portraits of Charles Darwin. Website.
Based on our study, published in the May issue of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s arts and sciences journal Leonardo, over 200 science press articles and TV segments discussed our groundbreaking findings. See summary article on the press: SFU News Page