Microcinematography and the History of Science and Film

@article{Landecker2006MicrocinematographyAT,
  title={Microcinematography and the History of Science and Film},
  author={Hannah Landecker},
  journal={Isis},
  year={2006},
  volume={97},
  pages={121 - 132}
}
The history of microcinematography is explored here as an example of the possible historiographical directions for work on science and film in the twentieth century. Topics discussed include investigations of the role of time in experiment, and the constant interplay between static and dynamic modes of imaging in scientific research; the role of films as depictions of both the objects of science and the process of scientific looking itself; and the possibility for telling a social history of… Expand
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