Call for Demos

VSS is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Visual Demos Evening at VSS will be Monday, May 21, 2018, from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the TradeWinds Island Resorts, St. Pete Beach. Demo Night is an informal celebration of the experiential phenomena of vision science, with a diverse offering of visual demos.

The Demo Night committee is seeking particularly dramatic, provocative, educational, and entertaining demonstrations of visual phenomena, new and old. We would like to again encourage submissions of large-scale demonstrations that transcend the bounds of the tabletop, such as immersive experiences, and also ones that are “physical” and do not rely on computer graphics.

VSS and the TradeWinds Island Resorts can provide tables, electrical outlets, and some wall space and/or screens for projections, and poster boards upon request. The organizers will help coordinate special needs (e.g., theatrical lighting). Each presenter will be responsible for bringing and setting up any other necessary equipment for their own demos, including data projectors and other displays.

Join us for a Demo Night Beach BBQ from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, followed by demos inside the Island Ballroom from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.

This year’s Demo Night will be organized and curated by Gideon Caplovitz, University of Nevada, Reno; Arthur Shapiro, American University; Karen Schloss, University of Wisconsin; and Gennady Erlikhman, University of Nevada, Reno.

Demo Submissions for VSS 2018 are now closed. Please direct any questions to