Presenter Information

Andrew Lothian, Scenic Solutions

Publication Date

30-10-2019

Location

Auditorium

Event Website

https://vrconference.evs.anl.gov/

Start Date

30-10-2019 8:30 AM

End Date

30-10-2019 9:30 AM

Description

For centuries, philosophers of aesthetics believed that beauty lay in the object, a physical entity. It was not until the 18th century, that British and German philosophers realized that beauty lay in the eyes of the beholder, in our mind rather than in the object. Contemporary theories of landscape aesthetics derive from an evolutionary perspective, what humans prefer is survival enhancing. The rapidity of aesthetic judgments, and the similarity of judgments across different individuals, reinforces its innate basis. Yet early attempts to measure scenic quality relied on measuring the characteristics of the landscape in the belief that somehow its scenic beauty would emerge, but it never did.

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Oct 30th, 8:30 AM Oct 30th, 9:30 AM

The Community Preferences Method for Landscape Quality Assessment

Auditorium

For centuries, philosophers of aesthetics believed that beauty lay in the object, a physical entity. It was not until the 18th century, that British and German philosophers realized that beauty lay in the eyes of the beholder, in our mind rather than in the object. Contemporary theories of landscape aesthetics derive from an evolutionary perspective, what humans prefer is survival enhancing. The rapidity of aesthetic judgments, and the similarity of judgments across different individuals, reinforces its innate basis. Yet early attempts to measure scenic quality relied on measuring the characteristics of the landscape in the belief that somehow its scenic beauty would emerge, but it never did.

https://digitalcommons.esf.edu/vrsc/2019/main/5