“Imaging Directly on the Retina” presented by Goldring


Session Title:

  • Sharing Subjectivities: Exploring new concepts of Interface Design

Presentation Title:

  • Imaging Directly on the Retina




  • This presentation describes the first internet access for the visually challenged. The intention is to keep my highly damaged visual sense active by using the Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO) as a “seeing device” to enjoy visual poetry and even communication over the Internet. I constructed poems and poem animations (in HyperCard) for the SLO. Recently we hooked up an SLO to a Mac AV computer accessed to the Internet. In this paper, I will describe my results using video documentation. I will suggest that via the SLO, communication — even over great distance — is possible that allows visually challenged persons to see a poem or a child’s face, a micro­organism, a quasar, or a star.