1st Edition

Visualization in the Age of Computerization

    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Digitalization and computerization are now pervasive in science. This has deep consequences for our understanding of scientific knowledge and of the scientific process, and challenges longstanding assumptions and traditional frameworks of thinking of scientific knowledge. Digital media and computational processes challenge our conception of the way in which perception and cognition work in science, of the objectivity of science, and the nature of scientific objects. They bring about new relationships between science, art and other visual media, and new ways of practicing science and organizing scientific work, especially as new visual media are being adopted by science studies scholars in their own practice. This volume reflects on how scientists use images in the computerization age, and how digital technologies are affecting the study of science.

    Introduction  Annamaria Carusi, Aud Sissel Hoel, Timothy Webmoor and Steve Woolgar  Part One: Visualization in the Age of Computerization  1. Algorithmic Alchemy, or the Work of Code in the Age of Computerized Visualization  Timothy Webmoor  2. From Spade-Work to Screen-Work: New Forms of Archaeological Discovery in Digital Space  Matt Edgeworth  3. British Columbia Mapped: Geology, Indigeneity, and Land in the Age of Digital Cartography  Tom Schilling  4. Redistributing Representational Work: Tracing a Material Multidisciplinary Link  David Ribes  5. Making the Strange Familiar: Nanotechnology Images and Their Imagined Futures  Michael Lynch and Kathryn de Ridder-Vignone  6. Objectivity and Representative Practices Across Artistic and Scientific Visualization  Chiara Ambrosio  7. Brains, Windows and Coordinate Systems  Annamaria Carusi and Aud Sissel Hoel  8. A Four-Dimensional Cinema: Computer Graphics, Higher Dimensions, and the Geometrical Imagination  Alma Steingart  Part Two: Doing Visual Work in Science Studies  9. Visual STS  Peter Galison  10. Expanding the Visual Registers of STS  Torben Elgaard Jensen, Anders Kristian Munk, Anders Koed Madsen and Andreas Birkbak  11. Mapping Networks: Learning From the Epistemology of the "Natives"  Albena Yaneva  12. Visual STS Is the Answer, What Is the Question?  Anne Beaulieu  13. Visual Science Studies: Always Already Materialist  Lisa Cartwright


    Annamaria Carusi is Associate Professor in Philosophy of Medical Science and Technology at the University of Copenhagen.

    Aud Sissel Hoel is Associate Professor in Visual Communication at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

    Timothy Webmoor is Assistant Professor adjunct in the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder.

    Steve Woolgar is Chair of Marketing and Head of Science and Technology Studies at Said Business School, University of Oxford.

    'Highly Recommended: The editors provide a strong introductory essay that sets a clear context for the various essays that follow, and the quality of the writing across the book is very high.'R. A. Kolvoord, James Madison University, Choice Reviews