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Virginia Lieu Paul Dobryden German R5A October 20, 2009 For this assignment, I will analyze Hans Windisch’s [Seeing], a text about the human’s experience of the world and the role of photography and art in this experience. Windisch states that we are lazy because we are not bothered by being presented with verbal and pictorial slogans, “ready-made products.” He says that we do not have the time for conscious seeing and are not willing to see the world in any other perspective than the one we currently hold. This is because we are so concerned with speed and technology that we no longer take the time to carefully and consciously observe the world around us. We are so concerned with economizing that we fix our gaze, keeping it on one point on the horizon; we are not unique nor are we enlightened. This is because of the “economizing” brought on by the advent and development of industry, reducing the costs of everyday expenses, even those that are not financial. By reducing conscious seeing and thinking, we gain time and
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