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The gothic potential of technology

congealed time, like paintings and photographs. Live television, instead, like a mirror, presents the present, and then erases it. But unlike a mirror, it has no indexical relationship with reality. Freud’s definition of the uncanny describes a conflation of the familiar with the enigmatic, and the same nearness/strangeness binary is disrupted by telepresence and television. The images appearing on cathode screens slip between categories: they are mirrors and maps, they are pictures and they are codes. They operate in the Symbolic realm of Lacanian theory, the realm of

in Mid-century gothic