The Illuminated Graphic Simulation of the Mind’s Eye | When Athanasius Kircher began experimenting with magic lantern slides and projecting them in Rome in the 1640s, he chose fantastical and supernatural subjects, such as a soul in Purgatory.

From holy texts to royal decrees, Chaucer to Shakespeare and Greek to Latin, all writing was passed down from generation to generation – strange to think about in this technological age! It is estimated that the Romans were the first to really bring calligraphy to the masses – you only have to take a look at many of the statues througho