On the path of light and sight ( video and 3D animation, 4:52`) 2015
The file that accompanied Rife’s object in the archive included a drawing Rife made to depict the optical system of the microscope. I used this drawing in the animation I made after my visit to the Museum -- a visit during which I spent approximately 35 hours studying and scanning the forms of individual components of the microscope. During this intensive period of "investigating" the object through a three-dimensional digital scanner, I felt compelled to take video through several of the microscope's lenses. The encounter between my camera and the microscope produced a number of video sequences in which the microscope appears to "investigate" and "scan" the room around it.
optical diagram : see pdf.