History

The NeoLucida is not just a product — it’s also a provocation about art history, media archaeology, and the sometimes complex relationship of imaging technologies and the fine arts. In this section of our site, we aim to help raise questions about these topics by posting information about the history, design and construction of camera lucidas. NeoLucida co-founder Pablo Garcia presents these ruminations in a series of blog posts that we call Interludes. Originally created for the private edification of our Kickstarter backers, Pablo’s media-archaeological digressions are now public for all to enjoy! Please read on to see:

Wollaston's prism optics, 1807