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Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography & Social Thought at the New School incubates advanced transdisciplinary research and practice at the intersection of social theory and design and fosters dialogue on related themes across the university.

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Hoyeon Lim

Hoyeon Lim is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. Her primary research interest is in pictorial representation and the perceptual and cognitive resources that are drawn upon to identify and appreciate similarities and differences between pictorial styles.

HOYEON LIM is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research. Her primary research interest is in pictorial representation. In her dissertation, she seeks to make sense of depictive style by identifying the sort of perceptual and cognitive resources that are drawn upon in being able to identify and appreciate similarities and differences between pictorial styles.

The phenomenon in which Hoyeon is most interested is vividly illustrated by shifts in viewers' experiences of fraudulent artworks. For instance, Han van Meegeren's fake Vermeer went through a transformation from being seen as an authentic Vermeer to being clearly not looking like a Vermeer. Part of the goal of this project is to explain how this transformation was possible.

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