Collecting Visible Evidence

Collecting Visible Evidence

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In documentary studies, the old distinctions between fiction and nonfiction no longer apply, as contemporary film and video artists produce works that defy classification. Coming together to make sense of these developments, the contributors to this book effectively redefine documentary studies. They trace the documentary impulse in the early detective camera, in the reenactment of battle scenes from World War I, and in the telecast of the Nevada A-bomb test in 1952. Other topics include experiments in virtual reality; the crisis of representation in anthropology; and video art and documentary work that challenge the asymmetry of the postcolonial us/them divide. Book jacket.Physical distance is not the only boundary overcome; many forms of computer imaging record light waves or energies that fall ... (MRI) use radio waves (and ultrasound, which uses sound waves) to construct images or three-dimensional models, with ... The rendering of these transduced waves into the visible spectrum means tones or colors must be assigned to various frequencies to make them visible.

Title:Collecting Visible Evidence
Author:Jane Gaines, Michael Renov
Publisher:U of Minnesota Press - 1999


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