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Shadows

I’ve been playing around with ideas for the edited collection I’m proposing on the topic of invisibility (see above CFP – still in development).

The name I’m working with is ‘Dancing with Shadows: Exploring Invisibility.” 

I like the idea of shadows as related to invisibility for several reasons. Shadows are everywhere, they are rarely noticed until they need to be (e.g. to provide respite on a hot day or as an obscuring factor at some point); they are influenced by other factors but also influence their surroundings; they represent an evocative metaphor for operating in secret; and you can make neat things out of them if you know how to manipulate them well.

I don’t think shadows are the same as invisibility but they do have some metaphorical symmetry.