Making Sense: Exploring Altered Perception Through ‘Notes on Blindness’

Making Sense: Exploring Altered Perception Through ‘Notes on Blindness’

School of Culture & Creative Arts: Inclusive/Exclusive
Date: Thursday 23 May 2019
Time: 16:30 - 21:00
Venue: Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow G12 8QQ
Category: Films and theatre, Social events, Academic events, Student events

What can sensory loss tell us about how we perceive ourselves and the world around us? How can the interaction between art and technology help us see differently? 

Based on the audio diaries of the theologist John Hull, ‘Notes on Blindness’ (2016, Middleton & Spinney) charts one man’s experience of sight loss and in doing so presents a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness.

Over an evening of interconnected events, this award-winning film and virtual reality experience provide a starting point to explore how we sense, and make sense of, the world, and to ask what lies at the borderline of physical and technological experience. ‘Notes on Blindness’ becomes our point of departure to discuss and explore alternative ways of seeing such as non-optic vision, inner vision and technology-aided vision.

All welcome to these FREE, ticketed events. Visit our Eventbrite page for full programme and booking details. 

Refreshments provided. Film audio transcription and BSL interpretation available upon request.

Presented by the University of Glasgow's School of Culture & Creative Arts as part of its 2018/19 series on the theme ‘Inclusive/Exclusive’.


This event is funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.

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