» Nonsite Author: David Summers
June 26th, 2012
J. Hester and P. Scowen, Gas Pillars in the Eagle Nebula (M16): Pillars of Creation in a Star-Forming Region (1995)
Re-Turning the Hermeneutic Circle
By (University of Virginia)

In these terms, the account of the making of this photograph is a description of the more or less necessary historical conditions from which it (and many others) arose. These conditions did not determine the image, rather they made the image possible, and they made it possible in terms very different from those that made other artifacts possible. Every artifact has arisen and arises from such a concrete set of possibilities, and all of these sets of possibilities have their own histories.

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