Animated skeletons and the history of distraction

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University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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
Kuriyama, Shigehisa, 1954- (Speaker); Childress, Marcia Day (Moderator); University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Filmed lectures
Civilization -- History; Anthropology
Medical Center Hour
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
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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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1 online resource (1 video file, 62:20 min.) : sound, color
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Local Identifier: u6548385

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