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Representation in scientific practice revisited

Author: Catelijne Coopmans
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Series: Inside technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Representation in Scientific Practice, published by the MIT Press in 1990, helped coalesce a long-standing interest in scientific visualization among historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science and remains a touchstone for current investigations in science and technology studies. This volume revisits the topic, taking into account both the changing conceptual landscape of STS and the emergence of new  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Catelijne Coopmans
ISBN: 9780262525381 0262525380
OCLC Number: 870142306
Description: ix, 366 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface / Michael Lynch and Steve Woolgar --
1. Introduction : representation in scientific practice revisited / Catelijne Coopmans, Janet Vertesi, Michael Lynch, and Steve Woolgar --
2. Drawing as : distinctions and disambiguation in digital images of Mars / Janet Vertesi --
3. Visual analytics as artful revelation / Catelijne Coopmans --
4. Digital scientific visuals as fields for interaction / Morana Alač --
5. Swimming in the joint / Rachel Prentice --
6. Chalk : materials and concepts in mathematics research / Michael J. Barany and Donald MacKenzie --
7. Networked neuroscience : brain scans and visual knowing at the intersection of atlases and databases / Sarah de Rijcke and Anne Beaulieu --
8. Rendering machinic life / Natasha Myers --
9. Nanoimages as hybrid monsters / Martin Ruivenkamp and Arie Rip --
10. Toward a new ontology of scientific vision / Annamaria Carusi and Aud Sissel Hoel --
11. Essential tensions and representational strategies / Cyrus C.M. Mody --
12. In images we trust? : representation and objectivity in the digital age / Emma K. Frow --
13. Legitimizing napkin drawing : the curious dispersion of Laffer curves, 1978-2008 / Yann Giraud --
14. How (not) to do things with brain images / Joseph Dumit --
15. Reflections. Preface / Steve Woolgar --
16. Beyond representation / Lorraine Daston --
17. Representation in formation / Michael Lynch --
18. Struggles with representation : could it be otherwise? / Steve Woolgar --
19. Reconfiguring practices / Lucy Suchman --
20. Indistinct perception / John Law --
21. A question of trust : old issues and new technologies / Martin Kemp --
22. The more manipulation, the better / Bruno Latour.
Series Title: Inside technology.
Responsibility: edited by Catelijne Coopmans, Janet Vertesi, Michael Lynch, and Steve Woolgar.

Abstract:

Representation in Scientific Practice, published by the MIT Press in 1990, helped coalesce a long-standing interest in scientific visualization among historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science and remains a touchstone for current investigations in science and technology studies. This volume revisits the topic, taking into account both the changing conceptual landscape of STS and the emergence of new imaging technologies in scientific practice. It offers cutting-edge research on a broad array of fields that study information as well as short reflections on the evolution of the field by leading scholars, including some of the contributors to the 1990 volume. The essays consider the ways in which viewing experiences are crafted in the digital era; the embodied nature of work with digital technologies; the constitutive role of materials and technologies -- from chalkboards to brain scans -- in the production of new scientific knowledge; the metaphors and images mobilized by communities of practice; and the status and significance of scientific imagery in professional and popular culture.--

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