You are in a room. A clock ticks loudly on the wall. A middle-aged woman enters. She is talking to you but, when you turn to face her, the words start to jumble. She seems distressed but you don’t understand why. It is like you have found yourself in the middle of a play but …


a demonstration of an eye tracking device designed to highlight the surprising lack of fine voluntary motor control we have over our eyes  

Hans Holbein the Younger

The National Gallery is home to an exhibition of Holbein’s work (amongst other works – part of their ‘Strange Beauty – Masters of the German Renaissance’ show) until 11th May 2014…. Holbein was exceptional for many reasons, and this is a great opportunity to view his portraits at close range (though in truth I happen to …