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camera lu·ci·da

(lo͞o′sĭ-də)
n.
An optical device that projects an image of an object onto a plane surface, especially for tracing.

[New Latin camera lūcida (formed on the model of camera obscura) : Latin camera, chamber; see chamber + Latin lūcida, feminine of lūcidus, bright, full of light; see lucid.]

camera lucida

(ˈluːsɪdə)
n
(Art Terms) an instrument attached to a microscope, etc to enable an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface to facilitate the sketching of the image
[New Latin: light chamber]

cam′era lu′ci•da

(ˈlu sɪ də)
n., pl. camera lu•ci•das.
an optical instrument, often attached to the eyepiece of a microscope, by which the image of an external object is projected on a surface for tracing.
[1660–70; < New Latin: bright chamber]

camera lucida

- An optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it.
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Noun1.camera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching itcamera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
microscope - magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
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Lubbock made drawings for me with the camera lucida of the jaws which I had dissected from the workers of the several sizes.
"Oda sa Wala" is also set to have its North American premiere and will compete under the Camera Lucida section of the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec from July 11 to Aug.
(2) Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida (New York: Hill & Wang, 1981), pp.
Schematic drawings and photographs were made using a dissecting stereoscope equipped with a camera lucida and a microscopic camera.
He interviewed and filmed the fighters and then worked with Fox Harrell, a professor of digital media and artificial intelligence at MIT, and French partners Camera Lucida, France Televisions Nouvelles Ecritures, and Emissive to bring them to life inside the virtual gallery.
In the early 17th century, artists used the technology of the day, called a camera lucida or a camera obscura, combined with mirrors to project images of their subjects onto the canvases to be worked upon; an outline was drawn quickly and it saved much time.
This detail is the famous punctum Barthes proposed in Camera Lucida (1980), the inadvertent point in a particular photograph that pricks the unconscious of the viewer: "It is this element which rises from the scene, shoots out of it like an arrow, and pierces me." (7) Inflected by Lacan, this third positioning of the real, which we might call traumatophilic, differs from the first two in key ways.
Tres anos despues, en 1983, el escritor mexicano, pero declaradamente cosmopolita, (2) Salvador Elizondo (1932--2006), publica un "cuaderno de escritura", hoy practicamente desconocido, que lleva por nombre Camera lucida.
On Photography seems very striking until one compares it to Barthes's Camera Lucida; Illness as Metaphor pales a good bit when read against Foucault's Birth of the Clinic or Discipline and Punish.
In "Trauer" (Mourning) their manifold contradictions have been productively addressed by the gallery's curator of modern and contemporary art, Thomas Trummer, who in his catalogue essay measures the representability of mourning and tragedy by way of such texts as Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia," Barthes's Camera Lucida, and Derrida's "The Death of Roland Barthes," developing a phenomenology of loss.
Barthes's contribution to the analogical tools of photography as 'studium' (Barthes 1981a:26) and 'punctum' (Barthes 1981a:27) in Camera Lucida (2), offers a 'coherent structure' (Seitz 1991:55) to normalize and recuperate the vicissitudes of reading of images.