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Collecting experiments : making big data biology

Author: Bruno J Strasser
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Databases have revolutionized nearly every aspect of our lives. Information of all sorts is being collected on a massive scale, from Google to Facebook and well beyond. But as the amount of information in databases explodes, we are forced to reassess our ideas about what knowledge is, how it is produced, to whom it belongs, and who can be credited for producing it. Every scientist working today draws on databases to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Databases
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Strasser, Bruno J.
Collecting experiments.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018052450
(OCoLC)1076430211
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno J Strasser
ISBN: 9780226635187 022663518X
OCLC Number: 1099675309
Description: 1 online resource (pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Biology, computers, data --
Biology transformed --
Naturalists vs. experimentalists? --
The laboratory and experimentalism --
The museum and natural history --
Live museums --
Blood banks --
Data atlases --
Virtual collections --
Public databases --
Open science --
Conclusion. The end of model organisms? ; The new politics of knowledge.
Responsibility: Bruno J. Strasser.

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Databases have revolutionized nearly every aspect of our lives. Information of all sorts is being collected on a massive scale, from Google to Facebook and well beyond. But as the amount of information in databases explodes, we are forced to reassess our ideas about what knowledge is, how it is produced, to whom it belongs, and who can be credited for producing it. Every scientist working today draws on databases to produce scientific knowledge. Databases have become more common than microscopes, voltmeters, and test tubes, and the increasing amount of data has led to major changes in research practices and profound reflections on the proper professional roles of data producers, collectors, curators, and analysts. Collecting Experiments traces the development and use of data collections, especially in the experimental life sciences, from the early twentieth century to the present. It shows that the current revolution is best understood as the coming together of two older ways of knowing--collecting and experimenting, the museum and the laboratory. Ultimately, Bruno J. Strasser argues that by serving as knowledge repositories, as well as indispensable tools for producing new knowledge, these databases function as digital museums for the twenty-first century.

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