Doctor Alan Hart: X-ray vision in the archive

Devereaux, Emile (2010) Doctor Alan Hart: X-ray vision in the archive. Australian Feminist Studies, 25 (64). pp. 175-187. ISSN 0816-4649

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Abstract

Archival data, when read with ultraviolet technologies, reveals traces like the shadows left on X-ray images. This interactive and technological form of reading disrupts conventional categorizations of popular science, literature, authorship, gender and identity. Alan Hart provides an early example of how our contemporary lives are mediated by medicalized ways of seeing. New technologies (like the not-so-new X-ray technology) mark us as data, alter our relationships between public and private, ownership and participation, and assign us roles and identities as data-based subjects alongside voices of marketing.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
Depositing User: Emile Devereaux
Date Deposited: 20 May 2014 06:01
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 05:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/48747

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