Jeff discussed projected interventions within the environment and described the influence, legacy and origins of this magic lanterns, which are the forerunners of the modern slide projector.
Magic lanterns have a long and complicated history and like lots of fascinating inventions, many people where involved in its development. No one can say for sure who invented the Magic Lantern. It is part of the world of optical projection and stands alongside the Camera Obscura, Shadow Shows and the Magic Mirror. Like them, the magic lantern has been used to educate, entertain and mystify audiences for hundreds of years.