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Beyond the image machine : a history of visual technologies

Author: David Tomas
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2004.
Series: Technologies (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An eloquent and stimulating argument for an alternative history of scientific and technological imaging systems. It explores the way in which the technological medium through which a piece of visual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tomas, David.
Beyond the image machine.
London ; New York : Continuum, 2004
(OCoLC)607357611
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Tomas
ISBN: 0826462723 9780826462725 0826462731 9780826462732
OCLC Number: 54371851
Description: viii, 231 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Pictures of the new and materialization of vision from the age of discover to the era of posthuman --
Ch. 2. The materialization of sentience : the dynamo and the virgin --
Ch. 3. The incubator : Niepce's heliographic imprint of 1826 --
Ch. 4. Reimaging the computer's origins : mechanical drawing and Charles Babbage's calculating engines --
Ch. 5. Alternate models of the virtual : optical thresholds in camera lucidas and head-mounted displays --
Ch. 6. Beyond the cyborg : Antonio Panizzi's 1852 diagram of a circular reading room at the British Museum --
Ch. 7. Unorthodox time machines : images and instruments across space, time and history.
Series Title: Technologies (London, England)
Responsibility: David Tomas.
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