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Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited

contributions by Michael E. Lynch; Sarah de Rijcke; Arie Rip; Joseph Dumit; Yann Giraud; Aud Sissel Hoel; Morana Alac; Catelijne Coopmans; Bruno Latour; Rachel Prentice; John Law; Natasha Myers; Emma Frow; Anne Beaulieu; Cyrus C. M. Mody; Lorraine Daston; Martin Ruivenkamp; Janet Vertesi; Donald Mackenzie; Annamaria Carusi; Steve Woolgar; Lucy Suchman; Michael Barany & Martin Kemp

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A fresh approach to visualization practices in the sciences that considers novel forms of imaging technology and draws on recent theoretical perspectives on representation.

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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Morana Alac, Michael Barany, Anne Beaulieu, Annamaria Carusi, Catelijne Coopmans, Lorraine Daston, Sarah de Rijcke, Joseph Dumit, Emma Frow, Yann Giraud, Aud Sissel Hoel, Martin Kemp, Bruno Latour, John Law, Michael Lynch, Donald MacKenzie, Cyrus Mody, Natasha Myers, Rachel Prentice, Arie Rip, Martin Ruivenkamp, Lucy Suchman, Janet Vertesi, Steve Woolgar

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Michael E. Lynch

Michael Lynch is Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University.
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Sarah de Rijcke

Michael Lynch is Professor in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at Cornell University.
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Arie Rip is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology in the School of Management and Governance of the University of Twente.
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Arie Rip is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology in the School of Management and Governance of the University of Twente.
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Arie Rip is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology in the School of Management and Governance of the University of Twente.
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Arie Rip is Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology in the School of Management and Governance of the University of Twente.
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Morana Alac is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Program in Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
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Catelijne Coopmans is a Fellow and Director of Studies at Tembusu College and a Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore.
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Bruno Latour, a philosopher and anthropologist, is the author of Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network Theory, Our Modern Cult of the Factish Gods, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, and many other books. He curated the ZKM exhibits ICONOCLASH and Making Things Public and coedited the accompanying catalogs, both published by the MIT Press.
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Bruno Latour, a philosopher and anthropologist, is the author of Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network Theory, Our Modern Cult of the Factish Gods, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence, and many other books. He curated the ZKM exhibits ICONOCLASH and Making Things Public and coedited the accompanying catalogs, both published by the MIT Press.
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John Law is Professor in Sociology at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England.
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John Law is Professor in Sociology at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England.
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John Law is Professor in Sociology at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England.
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Anne Beaulieu is Project Manager of the Groningen Energy and Sustainability Programme.
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Cyrus C. M. Mody is Professor and Chair in the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation at Maastricht University. He is the author of Instrumental Community: Probe Microscopy and the Path to Nanotechnology (MIT Press).
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Lorraine Daston is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is the coauthor (with Katharine Park) of Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150–1750 and (with Peter Galison) Objectivity and the editor of Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science, all three published by Zone Books.
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Lorraine Daston is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is the coauthor (with Katharine Park) of Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150–1750 and (with Peter Galison) Objectivity and the editor of Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science, all three published by Zone Books.
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Janet Vertesi is Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at Princeton University.
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Donald MacKenzie is Professor of Sociology (Personal Chair) at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Inventing Accuracy (1990), Knowing Machines (1996), and Mechanizing Proof (2001), all published by the MIT Press. Portions of An Engine, not a Camera won the Viviana A. Zelizer Prize in economic sociology from the American Sociological Association.
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Donald MacKenzie is Professor of Sociology (Personal Chair) at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Inventing Accuracy (1990), Knowing Machines (1996), and Mechanizing Proof (2001), all published by the MIT Press. Portions of An Engine, not a Camera won the Viviana A. Zelizer Prize in economic sociology from the American Sociological Association.
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Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Oxford.
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Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Oxford.
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Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Oxford.
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Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Oxford.
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