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Animated Skeletons and the History of Distraction

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Filmed Lectures
Date
2014-03-26
Duration
1:02:20
Summary
How should we imagine the history of distraction? Is it true that the internet has made us distracted in a way that we never have been before? And, if it has, is that necessarily bad? What is distraction, anyway? In this Medical center hour, East Asian cultural historian Shigehisa Kuriyama suggests that comparative reflection on images of skulls and skeletons can offer us illuminating insight into these questions, and into the entwining of distraction with art, anatomy, curiosity, and early modern global trade. Co-presented with the History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Creator
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Moderator
Childress, Marcia Day
Speaker
Kuriyama, Shigehisa, 1954-
Publisher
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Language
English
Collection
Medical Center Hour
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The speakers in this presentation have given the University of Virginia permission to make it freely accessible online for all audiences to view. To request permission to reproduce, republish, and/or repost this presentation please contact the Historical Collections and Services Department of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia.
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