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Watch this: PBS 'Off Book' explores worlds beyond the human eye

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PBS' latest entry in its Off Book series explores how mankind has used technology to push the limits of human vision.

PBS Offbook Beyond the Human Eye 2
PBS Offbook Beyond the Human Eye 2

We often consider how technology enables easy and convenient communication, but less obvious are the profound and subtle ways in which it extends our senses. This is the topic of PBS' latest entry in its Off Book YouTube series, Seeing Beyond the Human Eye. The video is a six-minute dialog with a biologist, an astronomer, and a handful of cinematographers about the abilities and impact of modern imaging technologies. From intracellular particles to entire galaxies, the subjects that have been revealed by microscopes, telescopes, and high-speed cameras captivate us because of their unfamiliarity. The video below is a tribute to the discoveries and artwork that have resulted from mankind's desire to push the limits of human vision.