Pure perception, in fact, however rapid we suppose it to be, occupies a certain depth of duration.

Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory

This research reconceives of perceptual depth by integrating Sergei Eisenstein's theory of mise-en-cadre with graphic analyses using eye-tracking data. Contrary to the commonplace understanding of depth-as-distance, it is argued that techniques such as linear perspective simulate a quantitative understanding of depth, whereas depth in perception is fundamentally qualitative. Scanpath information was taken from three recordings, in which subjects viewed a variety of images. Rather than employing eye-tracking as a means to explain perceptual behaviors, it was used to provide an additional perspective into a fundamentally aesthetic problem. Depth is conceived as the collision of intra-image moments that inform a total, yet dynamic 'picture' through a subject's perception.

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Contents published as "Visualizing Spatial Gaze Data in the Perception of 3D Objects," in Leonardo (MIT Press), exp. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1162/leon_a_02308 (pre-press link)