magic lantern

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magic lantern

n.
An optical device formerly used to project an enlarged image of a picture.

magic lantern

n
(Photography) an early type of slide projector. Sometimes shortened to: lantern

mag′ic lan′tern


n.
a device having a lamp and a lenslike opening, formerly used for projecting images on slides.
[1690–1700]

Magic lantern

An early version of a slide projector.
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Noun1.Magic lantern - an early form of slide projectormagic lantern - an early form of slide projector  
slide projector - projector that projects an enlarged image of a slide onto a screen
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De 1875 data la primera, A Lanterna Magica, con la que el humor en prensa conquista la mayoria de edad en Portugal.
A inquietacao sobre a relacao entre a lanterna magica no entretenimento popular e o projeto de slide no contexto cientifico moldou claramente as formas como as tecnologias foram consideradas no final do seculo XIX e, discutivelmente, desde entao.
Parece, assim, ser claro, que mesmo de acordo com as limitacoes fisica e ilusorias da lanterna magica, das suas placas diapositivas e dos sons, verbais, musicais e ruidosos, que as terao seguramente acompanhado, estamos apenas a um passo das formas mais significantes de comunicacao audiovisual, ou seja, as linguagens filmicas propriamente ditas.
Poeder en wind, which translates as "Dust and Wind," comes across as a lanterna magica show, a visual and descriptive display of objects hinting at a higher meaning, combined with an essay that examines the immortality of antiques, as well the ability of these antique objects to bestow at least a semblance of immortality on their owners: a history of man-made things is not just a history of their time and of the people who made them, after all, but also a history of their users and owners acting as temporary custodians.