associating on the repeated appearance of the term from recent developments, which lead to actual contributions of it in different fields. The aspects of the notion come to mind when taking into regard its span from an article by Kareem Fahim The invisible men, associating to Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man to recent tasks of making visible. Especially those themes, more or less regardless to inherent social implications, are covered by competition like the actual call of the swr/zkm invisible concerning the creation of the visible, which also was examined at the last ars electronic as this comment in domus describes:
The elaboration of an image taken from reality and elaborated by the computer was one of the central themes in the interactive works on show at the exhibition Cyberarts, organised at the Ok Centrum and in the exhibition hosted at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz. The image of the visitor becomes part of a coloured mix, placed into a kind of clock where the passage of time is represented by the flow of images taken by a camera.
The question of the invisible eventually leads to the unrecognized gap, which takes up unseen forms and spaces, thus the following quote from Calvino’s Cosmicomics can only hint that signs might to have been looked at with an ambivalent attitude.