X-Ray Vision: A Way of Looking

X-Ray Vision: A Way of Looking

by Richard M. Swiderski
     
 

X-ray vision at first was the revival of the phantasmagoria and ground-penetrating sight of earlier centuries attached to the new technology of X-rays in the early twentieth century. The image-idea of the existence of rays that allow prepared eyes to see into clothing, through walls and into the earth, not feasible in fact, generated fictions and surrogates of how…  See more details below

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X-ray vision at first was the revival of the phantasmagoria and ground-penetrating sight of earlier centuries attached to the new technology of X-rays in the early twentieth century. The image-idea of the existence of rays that allow prepared eyes to see into clothing, through walls and into the earth, not feasible in fact, generated fictions and surrogates of how living beings would experience such an ability, what they would do with it and what it would do to them. Expressing both a need and a desire, X-ray vision underwent its own development gathering elements of play, inquiry and assault independent of X-ray technology but converging with microscopy, telescopy, television and surveillance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612331089
Publisher:
Universal-Publishers.com
Publication date:
05/25/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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