Analyzing Gestalt

   Part I of Gestalting Code - Coding Gestalt


Introduction

Theory

  1. Introduction to Gestalt Theory
  2. Classic Gestalt Theory by Wertheimer
  3. The Gestalt Laws

Games of Perception

Pen and Paper

  • Flüsterpost
  • Zeichenspiele

Games with a Purpose

  • GWAP
  • Mechanical Turk
  • Crowd Sourcing


Outlines of Shapes

Theory

  1. Analyzing Visual Form
  2. Representing and Tracing Outlines
  3. Tracing Algorithms

Hands-On

SimpleCV

  • Tracing Outlines
  • Blob Detection

Processing

  • Tracing Outlines
  • Nested Blobs + Trees of Blobs


Skeletons of Shapes

Theory

  1. Leytons Theory of Shape
  2. Skeletonization Algorithms

Hands-On

Processing

  • Shrink and Grow
  • From Shapes to Skeletons
  • From Skeletons to Shapes