Archive: March 2014 - Deborah Tuite

Imagery

I have always marveled at how the word imagination takes its origin from the word image. We are visual creatures with, unfortunately, limited eyes. But that hasn’t stopped us from challenging the bounds of human sight with clever and imaginative ways to extend our vision through imagery. Our best discoveries were made when we could actually “see” something in more detail - the joy of your baby’s first sonogram, a seemingly infinite number of galaxies in the universe, menacing microbes, the structure and subsequent understanding of how DNA replicates, the awful pain of war, stress cracks...

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