angela ZHANG

B.Sc. Neuroscience Western University, Ontario. 

M.Sc. Neuroscience Candidate, McGill University. 

Angela Zhang completed a B.Sc in Neuroscience at Western University and is currently pursuing a M.Sc degree in Neuroscience at McGill University. She loves skiing, playing piano, drawing and binge-watching TV shows. Zhang is passionate about cutting-edge science and technology as well as environmental protection. 

Angela Zhang’s research interests relate to the similarities between individual cerebral activities following identical visual experiences. In particular, her project seeks to answer this fundamental question: does the visual system of different people operate the same way when seeing the same things? It can be expected to find similarities in many ways, because some aspects of the world are perceived as the same, such as the colour of an object. However, there is individual variability in every task and Zhang is interested in studying where this individuality occurs and whether it is prominent in the visual system. This knowledge could guide future research on disorders and disabilities involving the visual system, including schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and mild traumatic brain injury. 

chris DAKE-OUTHET

Intermedia-Computational Arts 3rd year,

Concordia University. 

The current era of the Anthropocene is being shaped/defined by forced connectivity and participation through the social media experience. These experiences are predominantly taking place in the [screen] space of the phone within the narrative of the app. These app filtration methods are currently reaching new peaks of normalization, the similarities are absorbed and re-implemented. 

Through abstracted disruption, we are searching for the essence of these prototypical visual structures, the causation of the screens constant permeation of realities, the filtered sanitization of life, remnants of the real/unreal. 

This work was inspired and realized in collaboration with McGill neuroscientist Angela Zhang, an M.Sc. student, in reference to her work on “The prototypical spatial pattern of the brain during the movie viewing.” It plays within the thematic spectrum of prototypical vision and the Fourier Phase Scramble concept (preserving the large scale and distorting the fine scale) while having aesthetical influence from Zhang’s surface reconstructions from MRI anatomical scans. A future focus of Zhang’s research will be studying the difference between people watching 2D and 3D visual, this work reflects that by allowing the 2D screen space to penetrate 3D space. 

Photo by Kevin Jung-Hoo Park

Prototypical Vision, 2017.

Chris Dake-Outhet and Angela Zhang, Photographic Prints.

Photo by Chris Dake-Outhet

 

Photo by Chris Dake-Outhet

Photo by Chris Dake-Outhet

Photo by Chris Dake-Outhet

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