[Yasmin_an] richard gregory obituary
rmalina at alum.mit.edu
Sat Aug 7 23:06:59 EEST 2010
A towering figure in the Leonardo community died recently= a memorial
is planned at the end of august. He was a long time member of the Leonardo
editorial board and a promoter of art science collaboration internationally.
for an obituary see
Richard Gregory, who has died after a stroke, aged 86, was an outstanding
figure in the scientific study of visual perception and an energetic,
charismatic communicator in promoting the public understanding of science.
His book Eye and Brain, published in five editions and translated into 12
languages since 1966, transmitted his excitement for his subject and the
clarity of his thought to generations of students and general readers. He
was a passionate advocate of hands-on learning about science, which led him
to establish, in 1981, the Exploratory centre in Bristol, a model for many
interactive science exhibitions that followed.
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