Photography, Radiation & Robotics Beyond the Visible: Fukushima

While researching instances of cameras exposed to radiation during my PhD, I spent a long time combing through the media archive of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) which contains a vast repository of video from the investigations and attempted clean-up of the Fukushima plant. I quickly became fascinated by the videos from the interior of the Primary Containment Vessel in Reactor 2. 

Following the completion of the PhD I decided to write something about this archive and its relation with (in)visibility. That essay has just been published as part of a special issue on online journal Continent on Apocryphal Technologies. It is available here: 

http://continentcontinent.cc/index.php/continent/article/view/330

 

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