From the very beginning I wanted to go back to my dissertation and re-touch on topics that I’d discussed or began exploring, but due to the fact that my dissertation was incredibly abstract, conceptual and basically code to those who hasn’t read Paul Virilio, I’m finding it hard.

My main interests lie in the Second World War, around D-Day of 1944 and General Patton, but that seems too specific in topic. Then again I need to narrow things down eventually…

If I did stay true to the topics of my dissertation, I might want to look at the relationship between men & machines, in terms of visual perception in war. Right now I have no idea where the visual starting point for this should be, but I want to explore how the space and time between adversaries increase, while decreasing at the same time through the development of  ’seeing’ through weapons and machinery.

I’ll start by looking at the history and chronological development of ‘seeing’ machines over the major wars, and determine what kind of relationship it has to soldiers, pilots and civilians in war.