Join us for an evening with William Germano, author of the newest Object Lessons’ book Eye Chart.

Reading the eye chart is an exercise in failure, since it only gets interesting when you cannot read any further. It is the opposite of interpretative reading, like one does with literature. When you have finished reading an eye chart, what exactly have you even read? From a Spanish cleric's Renaissance guide to testing vision, to a Dutch ophthalmologist's innovation in optical tech, to the witty subversion of the eye chart in advertising and popular culture, William Germano’s Eye Chart lets people see the eye chart at last.

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Learn more about Object Lessons

William Germano teaches in New York at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. He writes on a range of subjects: culture and technology, the films of Michael Powell, and Shakespeare and opera. He blogs on language for the Chronicle of Higher Education and also writes on academic writing and publishing.

Book signing and light refreshments will follow the reading.

When: Wednesday, October 25, 6:30–7:30pm
Where: The Stacks, at the CAC, 900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130