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The Educated Eye
Visual Culture and Pedagogy in the Life Sciences
Nancy Anderson, ed.; Michael R. Dietrich, ed.

Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture

2012 • 328 pp. 32 illus. 6 x 9"
Science - Study & Teaching / History of Science / Media Studies

$40.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-044-7
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-043-0

$34.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-212-0

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A study of visual culture in the teaching of the life sciences

The creation and processing of visual representations in the life sciences is a critical but often overlooked aspect of scientific pedagogy. The Educated Eye follows the nineteenth-century embrace of the visible in new spectatoria, or demonstration halls, through the twentieth-century cinematic explorations of microscopic realms and simulations of surgery in virtual reality. With essays on Doc Edgerton’s stroboscopic techniques that froze time and Eames’s visualization of scale in Powers of Ten, among others, contributors ask how we are taught to see the unseen.

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NANCY ANDERSON is an assistant professor of visual studies at the State University of New York, Buffalo. MICHAEL R. DIETRICH is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College.

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