28 Jun 2015

Invisibility: A Cultural History

From Sunday 4 'til 8, 4:06 pm on 28 June 2015

White Lgiht

The stories that we have told about invisibility are not stories of a technical capability but of power, desire, concealment, morality and corruption. What are these old tales of invisibility really saying, and how has the scientific understanding of light influenced them? Ideas of invisibility are, like all ideas rooted in legend, ultimately parables about our own hopes and fears.

Dr Philip Ball discusses the cultural history of Invisibility.