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Ignorance and surprise : science, society, and ecological design

Author: Matthias Gross
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
Series: Inside technology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Matthias Gross examines the relationship between ignorance and surprise, proposing a conceptual framework for handling the unexpected and offering case studies of ecological design that demonstrate the advantages of allowing for surprises and including ignorance in the design and negotiation processes
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthias Gross
ISBN: 9780262013482 0262013487
OCLC Number: 781347479
Notes: Introduction: brave the unknown. Experiments and surprises: classical and contemporary perspectives. Knowledge production and the recurrence of ignorance. Ecological restoration and experimental learning. Postindustrial landscapes as laboratories of change. Welcome surprises and new edifices of knowledge
Description: xii, 240 s. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: brave the unknown --
Experiments and surprises: classical and contemporary perspectives --
Knowledge production and the recurrence of ignorance --
Ecological restoration and experimental learning --
Postindustrial landscapes as laboratories of change --
Welcome surprises and new edifices of knowledge.
Series Title: Inside technology
Responsibility: Matthias Gross

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The relationship between ignorance and surprise and a conceptual framework for dealing with the unexpected, as seen in ecological design projects.  Read more...

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