Apophenia Inc is the digital online sketchbook for:
Gareth Sleightholme (AKA hesir) - an Illustrator, Scenographer and Creative Consultant who has generated Concept Art and Production Design for the Visitor Attraction, Exhibition and Leisure industry, Historical and Heritage Illustration & Design Work for Museum and Archaeology Services for two decades; who is currently lecturing in Games Design & Animation.
Contact - mob 07403861838 – or email email@example.com
Apophenia – the cognitive experience of discovering, or becoming aware of, meaningful patterns or connections in random or meaningless data where there was no prior or causal connection – Coined by Klaus Conrad in 1958, as the “unmotivated seeing of connections” accompanied by a “specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness”.
Sometimes known as Patternicity – The self-convincing perception of patterns or connections where none actually exist. Most psychologists agree that this condition exists in everyone to some degree; it is a bias of the human mind.
I believe it plays a fundamental part in the act of “creativity“.
Inc. – as “Inc.” or “inc.”, abbreviation of “incorporated”… Sounds a bit like ink.
I’m currently working on my Masters Degree Study looking in particular at Visualisation of Educational Concepts for Art School Students, and links between Reading, Empathy and Creativity as well as Developing Concept Art for an Empathy/Games based research project called Rabbit Heart.
…plus, you can find my observational drawings in and around my home city over at the Hull Urban Sketchers project pages on Facebook.
Please, take look around the blog and let me know what you think.