Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saved from Oblivion by an Image

For an interesting account of an effort “to put together a picture of the past from odds and ends of material,” beginning with an ambrotype, see Errol Morris’s “Whose Father Was He?” Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

At the heart of this is the dream of defeating time and thereby achieving immortality, creating a past that can live on after we die.