"The Anatomical Unconscious: X-Ray Specs, Visible Women, and the Eros of the Unseen"

X-ray fetishes certainly aren’t casual, cocktail-party chatter, but cultural critic Mark Dery, author of The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink and Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century, argues that we’re all obsessed with what’s inside. Tonight, Dery will discus airport scanners, adolescent fantasies of X-ray vision (and see-through skirts), the cartoon subgenre of imaginary anatomies (like a skeletal Tweety Bird) and everything in between.


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