Cordelia Erickson-Davis

Cordelia Erikson-Davis



Sensory Ethnography and the Bionic Eye: What It Is To See
2018 Dissertation Fellowship

My research focuses on brain machine interfaces devices - in particular, the artificial eye. I am interested in how certain assumptions that inform device design and implementation manifest in the phenomenological experience of device users. What does the subject see‚ when the device is turned on? What does it mean for it to “work?” How might we use the discrepancies that arise between our predictions for artificial vision and that which results to inform our theories of perception more generally?

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