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By Celia Lury

In a desirable account of the way know-how is changing our awareness, Celia Lury indicates how the manipulation of photographic photographs and methods of seeing can so redefine the relation among cognizance, the physique and reminiscence as to create a 'prosthetic tradition' whose capacities either expand and threaten our humanity.
We dwell in a society within which a few thoughts will be falsely implanted within the person whereas others are saved in video data of pictures, within which the powers of caricature superheroes holiday during the boundaries of time and area. utilizing the examples of photo-therapy, relatives albums, Benetton ads campaigns, the phenomenon of fake reminiscence syndrome and the 'lives' of caricature characters this booklet argues that the 'eyes' made on hand via modern visible applied sciences contain now not easily particular methods of seeing, but in addition methods of lifestyles.

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