A puffing smoking sea monster suddenly appears near the shoreline of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal in the eighteenth century, and a group of natives out fishing "appeared all at once to be struck dumb, their wondering gaze fixed in one direction, and on the sole object." This particular sea monster was the British steam vessel Pluto
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Encounters in Intercultural Space -- Transcultural Space -- Parasites and Open Circuits -- Of Trees and Men -- Technologies of Representation, Transcultural Space, and Transcultural Beings -- Imaginary Geographies and Beyond -- Sound and Intercultural Contact Spaces -- Traumatic Photographs, Boundary Phenomena, and Transcultural Space
David Tomas is an assistant professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa.