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“More Lively Counterfaits”: Experimental Imaging at the Birth of Modern Science

Thursday 17 September 2020 at 08:51

From infographics to digital renders, today's scientists have ready access to a wide array of techniques to help visually communicate their research. It wasn't always so. Gregorio Astengo explores the innovations employed in early issues of the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions, the world's first scientific journal — new forms of image making which pushed the boundaries of 17th-century book printing.