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2021_2_summer; Lateral Geniculate Nucleus, or The Interface

2021 Summer MAAT Lab Study 2021.08.02 – 06

Dear my researching comrades,
Our hibernation is still going on, and it would and might be replayed in our dreams as a strange and uncanny stage. Lateral Geniculate, LGN is somewhat unfamiliar to us, but it is a point inside our brain, and a kind of border between our eyes and our brain. Simply, you can input images on the point, LGN, to provide images onto the brain instead of eyes. In 1999, Yang Dan published an article on taking images from LGN of a cat to the computer monitor (it is attached at the end of maatbook 31 as a bonus). The cat watches a scene, and the system also gets the scene by intercepting the cat’s LGN. What does it mean? Think about the reverse direction, from LGN to the brain, and on the possibility as an interface between the input and the output.

Our summer will be a blessing, because we can step into the intersection and get a
position to look at the both sides of great divisions in ourselves and perceptive worlds.
Dr. Yoon, June 8, 2021

Soongsil University, Information Science Building (No.21) room 606
369 Sangdo-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 156-743, Republic of Korea
tel. 82.2.824.0718 fax. 82.2.822.3622

10:00 – 12:00  Readings; read, suggest key words, and think on them together 발표 
 1. 2021. 08.02 Mon 1. Building Dwelling Thinking
 Martin Heidegger Poetry, Language, Thought, translated by Albert Hofstadter, Harper Colophon Books, New York, 1971. 143-159
 2. 08.03 Tue 2-1. The Thing [‘Epilogue, A Letter to a Young Student’ included]
 Martin Heidegger Poetry, Language, Thought, translated by Albert Hofstadter, Harper Colophon Books, New York, 1971. 163-184
  2-2. Words and Things
 Sigmund Freud The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud XIV, 1914–1916, trans. James Strachey, Hogarth Press, London, 1953–1974. 209-215.
 3. 08.04 Wed 3. The Writing of Things
 Michel Foucault The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences, 1966, trans. Routledge, London, 1989. 38-46.
 4. 08.05 Thu  4-1. The Thing Speaks Itself
 Jacques Lacan Écrits, 1966, trans. Bruce Fink, W.W.Norton & Company, New York, 2006. 340-342.
  4-2. The Line and the Light
 Jacques Lacan The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XI The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, 1973, trans. Alan Sheridan, W.W.Norton & Company, New York, 1998. 91-104.
 5. 08.06 Fri  5. Apparatus for the Production of an Image
 Kaja Silverman Parallax, 2000, vol. 6, no. 3, 12–28
 Bonus Reconstruction of Natural Scenes from Ensemble Responses in the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Garrett B. Stanley, Fei F. Li, and Yang Dan The Journal of Neuroscience, September 15, 1999, 19(18):8036–804