This epilogue explores the approaches to surface taken by the chapters in this volume and situates these approaches against the background of the conventional approach to surface, which assumes that it serves for the project of media in the pursuit of communication. It identifies instead the question of a surface’s incantatory capacity to permit contemplation, one that is unconcerned about what is seen on the surface, while fully attentive to what is shown as surface. The chapters in this volume take up this reasoning in exploring this distinction between seeing and showing as pivotal to the reappraisal of surface.