dont see things as they are;
we see things as we are."
This quote suggests that what we
see depends as much on ourselves
as it does on the world around us.
We know that
Seeing is subjective: Each
of us sees the world differently.
Seeing is active: Our eyes
and brains construct the world we
Seeing is interpreting light:
Light carries information into our
But were still learning about
this intricate yet incomplete way
of experiencing the world.
This website is a companion to our
revitalized and expanded SEEING
collection, which officially opens
to the public on June 29, 2002 in
a new home on the Exploratorium
floor. On this site you can find
the collection, a selection
of online EXHIBITS
illustrating visual phenomena, a
set of pages exploring novel and
about seeing, and many LINKS
to other sites where you can find
more information about the science
and mystery of how we see the world.
to the Museum? Check out the Looking
Without Seeing and Eyeballs
is made possible by a grant from the National
Science Foundation, with additional support from the National
Endowment for the Arts, AT&T:
New Experiments in Art and Technology, and The