1st Edition

Science and the Internet Communicating Knowledge in a Digital Age

Edited By Alan Gross, Jonathan Buehl Copyright 2016
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    The essays in Science and the Internet address the timely topic of how digital tools are shaping science communication. Featuring chapters by leading scholars of the rhetoric of science and technology, the volume fills a much needed gap in contemporary rhetoric of science scholarship. Overall, the essays reveal how digital technologies may both fray the boundaries between experts and non-experts and enable more collaborative, democratic means of public engagement with science. --Lisa Keränen, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies Department of Communication, University of Colorado Denver

    CHAPTER 1. Revolution or Evolution? Casing the Impact of Digital Media on the Rhetoric of Science
    Jonathan Buehl

    CHAPTER 2. Learning to “Share Your Science”: The Open Notebook as Textual Object and Dynamic Rhetorical Space
    Chad Wickman

    CHAPTER 3. The Scientific Journal: Making It New?
    Joseph E. Harmon

    CHAPTER 4. Evaluation After Publication: Setting the Record Straight in the Sciences
    Alan G. Gross

    CHAPTER 5. The Online Research Article and the Ecological Basis of New Digital Genres
    Christian F. Casper

    CHAPTER 6. The Chemistry Liveblogging Event: The Web Refigures Peer Review
    Michelle Sidler

    CHAPTER 7. Controversies on the Web: The Case of Adult Human Neurogenesis
    Jeanne Fahnestock

    CHAPTER 8. Radiolab and Parasites: Podcasting Horror and Wonder to Foster Interest in Science
    Sarah Wardlaw

    CHAPTER 9. Online Visualizations of Natural Disasters and Hazards: The Rhetorical Dynamics of Charting Risk
    Charles Kostelnick and John Kostelnick

     CHAPTER 10. Meltdowns in the Media: Visualization of Radiation Risk from The Printed Page to the Internet
    James Wynn

    CHAPTER 11. Intersections: Scientific and Parascientific Communication on the Internet
    Ashley R. Kelly and Carolyn R. Miller

    CHAPTER 12. Why People Care About Chickens and Other Lessons About Rhetoric, Public Science, and Informal Learning Environments
    Stacey Pigg, William Hart-Davidson, Jeff Grabill, and Kirsten Ellenbogen

    CHAPTER 13. Afterword: Social Changes in Science Communication: Rattling the Information Chain
    Charles Bazerman

    Editors’ Biographies




    Gross, Alan; Buehl, Jonathan

    "Science and the Internet... is an eye opening journey into the business of modern day science. A dozen timely case studies exemplify the complications and opportunities that come from both globalization and the technological revolutions within the profession... Although focused primarily on the biological sciences, all the chapters in this volume have relevant messages for psychological researchers... [The] case studies are ideal for symposia and discussion groups." -Dr. Linda Berg-Cross, professor of pscyhology, Howard Unviersity, author, and Dr. Sage Arbor, assistant professor, Marian University's College of Medicine, for PsycCritiques