Perception Group Update

Hello all,

I have been appointed to be the wrangler for the perception group. The past meeting we had as a group I tried to capture all of our thoughts together so that I could pass them on. With that being said I wanted to let everyone in on what our group has been talking about and working on.


After meeting and discussing our ideas with one another we decided to focus in on three areas of perception; vision, sound, and time. We are not using these three topics as restrictions, but as starting points.

To get a rough sense of timing for our portion of the show we started thinking of the information we are portraying in sections. The first 1-2 minutes would be introducing perception and transitioning the audience into our topic. After this “intro” we would move into our 3 main categories, spending about 3 minutes on each and allowing time for transitions between these topics. This plan is not set in stone and is subject to change, we are using this as our starting ground. This timing is a rough parameter for us to organize our thoughts and information into our allowed amount of time. We do not want our 10-13 minute portion to seem like it is chopped up. Our plan is to keep a gradual flow and balance between the information we are relaying. 


In addition to starting a rough timing layout, we have also established elements we want and do not want to have.

A big part of our discussion revolved around the overall sound of our piece. We felt that in order to reach out and teach something to the general public there would have to be some form of narration. However, we do not want to be over narrative with this. We are planning to have our verbal information relayed to the audience in a poetic mannar. Also, we do not want to think of our sound in terms of background sound/music and voice overs, we want our sounds to be integrated  and heard as one sound. 

Part of our topic is on the perception of sound. We are going to play with the feeling of sound, as well as sounds that can and cannot be heard. Sound will not just be a “topic” we cover within perception, but a major sense that ties our whole piece together.

In addition to talking about sound, we discussed many visual aspects as well. We have a list of visuals we know we want to have. We are now working on further developing these visuals into our storyline. 

Lastly I wanted to address the mood board that is being put together. We are going to have a collection of images, text, and video clips, to capture the general mood we want to portray. This will be presented in class on Wednesday.


We look forward to meeting with the other groups and sharing mood boards on Wednesday!




Perception Research

These are the links of what I’ve been reading up on this past week. The first one is text heavy, but is packed with a lot of valuable information for the perception group. These readings have got me thinking hard about how to relay this information in an abstract way.

Perception, Action, and Consciousness. (2009). In Encyclopedia of Consciousness. Retrieved from

Perception. (2004). In The Concise Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science. Retrieved from