Forensic visualization of two Kwakwaka’wakw <i>ḱiḱw</i>

2017-01-06T08:56:07Z (GMT) by Justin Underhill
<p>This study presents a forensic reconstruction of two Kwakw<u>a</u>k<u>a</u>’wakw house posts (<i>ḱiḱw</i>) digitally reconstructed and visualized in their original viewing conditions. After demonstrating how the visual parameters of winter ceremonial activity would have significantly altered the appearance of the posts, I use research in optics and neuroscience to explain how light-dependent features of colour perception and face recognition facilitate such transformations.</p>