Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Bild-Aspekte (Image Aspects) SS'23

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marcus Magnor

Hörerkreis: Bachelor & Master

Modul: INF-CG-027
Vst.Nr.: 4216027


  • Lecture will start on the 12th of April (12.04.2023)
  • Please register to attend the lecture using the registration form on our website ( This way we can notify you of any current changes. This registration is informal and does not replace the official examination registration at the respective examination office!
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What are pictures? How are they created? What distinguishes pictures? How do they impact us? The lecture explores the nature of images from the perspective of mathematics, physics, computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and art.

The course is explicitly aimed at students of ALL disciplines and is also offered as a key qualification in the lecture pool "interdisciplinary qualification" ("überfachliche Qualifikation").

Time and place:

  • Every Wednesday from 15:00 to 16:30
  • Room: IZ 161
  • Lecture period: 12.04.2023 to 22.07.2023
  • Start: 12.04.2023


  • How many pictures are there?
  • Which is the oldest picture in the world?
  • How do optical illusions work?
  • Impossible shapes
  • What makes faces so interesting?
  • How does make-up work?
  • Is attractiveness hereditary?
  • Pictures on drugs
  • Hidden image content
  • Why do we hang impressionist paintings on our walls?
  • What's behind modern art?


  • Duration: 2 SWS
  • Credit Points: 3 (3 LPe, Studienleistung)
  • Examination modality: Presentation

In order to obtain the course credit, each participant must present in a 10-15 minute talk one of the scholarly articles that will be listed below under "topics". Please list three topic preferences.


  • Interest in images, photography, art, vision, and visual perception.



To be announced