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Renaissance Vision from Spectacles to Telescopes - Vincent Ilardi

...which led me to this interesting work looking at vision enhancement in Renaissance art. The section highlighted here looks at the mockery and derision that surrounded the early introduction of this new technology, including depicting it as a tool of the devil (per the Eco reference above), a means of accessing pointless knowledge. Apparently the Renaissance had its own Scobles in the shower with Glass.


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