Beyond the Cave

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One of my all time favorite illustrations derives from Plato’s Alllegory of the Cave because it is a constant reminder that perception is always biased. The way we form our truth is based on perception; which is why visual media greatly influences social norms and how we think. This image also reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1950’s classic Rear Window because the main character’s truth’s were solely based on what he saw out of a window.

Here’s a scene from the original film.