By Greg Siegel

In Forensic Media, Greg Siegel considers how photographic, digital, and electronic media were used to checklist and reconstruct injuries, relatively high-speed crashes and catastrophes. Focusing in activate the delivery of the sector of forensic engineering, Charles Babbage's invention of a "self-registering gear" for railroad trains, flight-data and cockpit voice recorders ("black boxes"), the technology of car crash-testing, and diverse accident-reconstruction innovations and applied sciences, Siegel indicates how "forensic media" paintings to transmute disruptive likelihood occurrences into reassuring narratives of causal succession. via ancient and philosophical analyses, he demonstrates that forensic media are as a lot applied sciences of cultural mind's eye as they're tools of clinical inscription, as imbued with ideological fantasies as they're pressured through institutional rationales. through rethinking the old hyperlinks and cultural relays among injuries and forensics, Siegel sheds new mild at the corresponding connections among media, know-how, and modernity.

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