Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen: Barbara Stafford and Frances Terpak

Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen: Barbara Stafford and Frances Terpak

Moden media machines are the latest addition to a long line of captivating instruments for the augmentation of perception. In the first section of this book, Barbara Stafford discusses the old and new technologies of sense-extending inventions. Frances Terpak contributes thirty-one short essays on topics which include microscopes, mirrors, lodestones and magnets, magic lanterns, and panoramas.