James Higginson’s Willful Blindness (2012)

SEEING AS WILLFUL BLINDNESS A film by James Higginson Unlike all other art forms invented out of modern technology, film has remained stubbornly entrenched in its pre-industrial heritage. Even though the technology of “moving images” allowed for a wide range of...

The Invention of Photography: Niépce, Part Two

JOSEPH NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE (1765-1833) The First Photograph and Its Rediscovery Part Two The Niépce Brothers, Joseph and Claude, were remarkable inventors. Or to put it another way, in the Napoléonic Era, there was little interest in industrial invention or development....

The Invention of Photography: Niépce, Part One

JOSEPH NICÉPHORE NIÉPCE (1765-1833) The First Photograph Part One Although there was considerable early activity in England at the turn of the eighteenth century in the direction of the science of photography, the experiments conducted by Thomas Wedgwood and his...

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