Above: Bronze head from an larger that life-sized statue of Augustus, found in the ancient Nubian site of Meroë in Sudan, 27 - 25 BCE. It is displayed in the British Museum, London.
Please comment on any one or two of these topics from the Monday morning class:
The neuroscientific aspects of human vision. Please do this topic if you have background in anatomy, medicine, neurobiology, etc.
The history of early photographic techniques such as the camera obscura.
Spectacle, as ‘perfected’ by the Romans, and as seen in two clips from the film Gladiator.
Political spectacle in the United States today. Please talk about a recent instance of political spectacle as defined in class: an event designed by a powerful organization, branch of government or corporate entity, etc., that contains elements of theatre, and is designed to get a wide audience of people to support the political goals of the organization or institution.
This post will close Sunday night at about 10 pm.