Cultural Perceptions — Watch this TED talk in which artist Ben Bogart discusses several aspects of how we perceive the world and how that is informed by our culture and experience. His talk touches on a variety of topics addressed by this class, but try to focus on the examples that illustrate how our perceptions are influenced by our culture and experiences (For example, the relationship he notes regarding television viewing and dreaming). (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Further research demonstrating fundamental difference in perceptions based upon cultures is one study in which Japanese and US students were shown an animated underwater scene with one large fish swimming among smaller fishes and other aquatic life. When asked to describe the scene, Americans tended to report the large fish and ignored other small objects. On the other hand, Japanese people described about aspects of the background environment…    read more