Critical Writing Index

Echoes of Touch and the Temptations of Scientific Representations

by David Tomas

The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, 2002, pp. 102-117

New York: Routledge Press, 2002

This article explores the essay Dynamo and the Virgin by Henry Adams, and states that an image or product created represents an extension of the maker - not necessarily the maker but a kind of consciousness "that hovers within the confines of its archival [state]". David Tomas views the writing of Henry Adams as transdisciplinary, intertwining poetics with scientific imaging. He views the work of Adams as similar to video artist Gary Hill, whose work 'transduces desire' through digital representations of his body.

ITEM 2002.162 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Dynamo and the VirginHenry Adams

Blade RunnerRidley Scott

Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the MachineNorbert Wiener