The Information Available in Pictures

@article{Gibson1971TheIA,
  title={The Information Available in Pictures},
  author={James Jerome Gibson},
  journal={Leonardo},
  year={1971},
  volume={4},
  pages={27 - 35}
}
The author reviews two current conflicting theories of what a picture is: (1) that it consists of a sheaf of light rays coming to a station point orperceiver, each corresponding to a spot of color on the picture surface and hence that the picture can standfor a real object or scene insofar as the rays from the picture are the same as the rays from the real object; (2) that it consists of a set of symbols, more or less like words, and the perceiver must learn to 'read' it. According to the first… CONTINUE READING

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