Science for the People: Eye of the Beholder

sftpThis week, we’re learning about the history of optics, and how our perception of the world and how we see it underwent a radical transformation in 17th-century Holland. We’ll spend the hour with historian, philosopher, and science writer Laura J. Snyder, talking about her book Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek and the Reinvention of Seeing.

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*Josh provides research help to Science for the People and is, therefore, completely biased.

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