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Seeing and scribbling: a computer representation of the relationship between perception and action in young children's drawing
Author(s): Edward Burton
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Paper Abstract

Children's drawings typically bare little resemblance to conventional perspective projections. It is suggested that their deviation from 'photo-realism' is due in part to the emerging relationship between perception and action. Thus a young child's drawing of the world is unlike a passive mechanical projection because the process of drawing is intimately related to the needs of developing action within the world. Here this relationship is explored through a proposed computer program called Eor (emergence of representation) that endeavors, in a simplified way, to learn to draw like a young child. Eor is motivated by the goal of transferring qualities into its drawing. Each drawing Eor generates is perceived by the program and categorized according to Eor's history. This categorization embraces the perception of the drawing and the action that generated it. This lets Eor generate the appropriate drawing action to represent particular quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3016, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging II, (3 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.274527
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Edward Burton, Middlesex Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3016:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging II
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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