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Bascom Palmer Sponsors SEEING Exhibition at New Frost Museum of Science


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    The new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science officially opens to the public Monday, May 8, with a special exhibition, SEEING: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?, made possible with the generous support of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. On view through October 20, SEEING investigates how eyes, brains, and robots see, while tackling the complex sensory experience of vision, understanding, and perception.

    Merging the fields of science and art in an unprecedented way, the exhibition showcases the cutting-edge science of perception through the lens of 21 talented international scientists, innovators, and artists and examines the subjectivity of sight, the other senses that shape our view of the world, and the unexpected parallels between human and machine vision.

    Among the exhibition’s many highlights is EYE, which uses a sophisticated lens attached to a smartphone to capture an image of the back of the eye—the retina. Using this modern-day digital ophthalmoscope, health care professionals can examine the retinal wall for signs of health issues, such as diabetes, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, hypertension, and melanomas or cancers.

    Visit frostscience.org for  information about tickets, events, and programming at the museum, which inaugurates its new Biscayne Boulevard home in downtown Miami’s Museum Park with the U.S. debut of SEEING created by the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.

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