The fascination of the mechanical-optical-chemical Capture All has long been eclipsed by that of imaging modalities.
"I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, I am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see." (D. Vertov about the camera, 1923) The fascination of the mechanical-optical-chemical Capture All has long been eclipsed by that of imaging modalities. A scan does not look at the world, it samples it, penetrating deeper into the material and altering it.
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