“Liking What You See: A Documentary” (2002)

Creators

Ted Chiang (writer).

Extent

Read in 2018.

Subject

Public debate around a reversible brain modification that induces “calliagnosia”, the inability to judge the human face aesthetically in an intuitive natural manner.

Commentary

A fantastic thought experiment: original, elegant, credible and fascinating. Though it is just barely forced into the mould of a narrative, it is very literary, in the sense that it could not be presented in a visual medium.

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