Von Franz Reitinger
This historical essay focuses on the implementation and the effect of images, charts and maps on the Native American during the Christianizing campaigns of the Jesuit mission in the 17th century. The detailed mission reports allow us to describe the introduction of the mimetic image in an indigene culture as a technological transfer which made the acculturative process work.
The sociological question of this paper is: How can we construct a machine for non-photorealistic rendering that provoke the same success in western societies like a photorealistic digital camera or like a 3-D-Game-Engine. The sociological view points out why non-photorealistic representation needs a visual cultural and individual style for visual communication with images.