Thermal: seeing the world through 21st century eyes


The term “perception enhancement” expresses the multiplicity of new technologies acting to augment human sensory abilities, permitting us to see, hear and feel the world through technological eyes, ears and hands. Can we see in the dark? Can we see through walls? Can we see heat? Of course we can. As we embark on this short picture tour of what our world looks like through artificial eyes, emotional and thought provoking images of the well-known and of the unusual provide a glimpse into what the world around us looks like when we are willing to transcend our normal perceptual abilities. This visual diary will be an inspiration for future artists, designers and scientists.