Linda Dalrymple Henderson is the David Bruton, Jr. Centennial Professor in Art History, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and a Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to numerous essays, she is the author of The Fourth Dimension and Non-Euclidean Geometry in Modern Art (1983; new, enlarged ed., MIT, 2013), Duchamp in Context: Science and Technology in the Large Glass and Related Works (Princeton, 1998), and Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York, which she guest curated for the Blanton Museum of Art in 2008. With literature scholar Bruce Clarke she co-edited the anthology From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature (Stanford, 2002). A former Guggenheim Fellow, Henderson has recently held fellowships at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (Weimar) and the American Academy in Berlin.
The Forgotten Meta-Realities of Modernism: Die Uebersinnliche Welt and the International Cultures of Science and Occultism
This essay focuses on an example of cross-cultural diffusion of information, both scientific and occult—in this case, the monthly German spiritualist periodical Die Uebersinnliche Welt, published in...