Visibly dead: On making brain death believable

Sky Gross, Shai Lavi, Edmond J. Safra

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The paper discusses the role of visualization technologies and instrumental devices in the acceptance of “brain death” with rabbinic bodies and the law in Israel. The authors suggest that technologies serve the traditional in the interplay between lay and technical epistemologies, namely where the “corpse” appears to be alive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-79
Number of pages2
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Feb 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Music
  • Computer Science Applications


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