The technology of representation and imaging has undergone vast changes. Imaging technologies can now create representations of high-tech warfare, manifest virtual reality, or visualize an atom. This series of essays by philosophers, media theorists, and cultural critics carefully examines these advances and grants special attention to the digital explosion of the 90s. Essays cover everything from the limits of photographic representation in the time of digital imaging to a filmmaker's thoughts on immersive environments. This is not light reading and many essays have an academic tone, but it's an important work for those interested in new media and technologies.
Commentators from diverse fields provocatively ponder what Heidegger termed "the age of the world picture." His essay and 30 others appear under the rubrics of history, representation: photography and after, theory, and media/identity/culture. The discussion centers on the implications of cyberspace, virtual reality, and "the world as interface." I