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Scientific Collaboration on the Internet

Scientific Collaboration on the Internet

Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman, and Nathan Bos (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151207
eISBN:
9780262281041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151207.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Modern science is increasingly collaborative, as signaled by rising numbers of coauthored papers, papers with international coauthors, and multi-investigator grants. Historically, scientific ... More

Ships and ScienceThe Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800

Ships and Science: The Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1800

Larrie D. Ferreiro

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062596
eISBN:
9780262272582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062596.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

“Naval architecture was born in the mountains of Peru, in the mind of a French astronomer named Pierre Bouguer who never built a ship in his life.” So begins this work on the science of naval ... More

Software StudiesA Lexicon

Software Studies: A Lexicon

Matthew Fuller (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This collection of short, expository, critical, and speculative texts offers a field guide to the cultural, political, social, and aesthetic impact of software. Computing and digital media are ... More

The StackOn Software and Sovereignty

The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Benjamin H. Bratton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Planetary-scale computation presents a fundamental challenge to Modern geopolitical architectures. As calculative reason and as global infrastructure, it not only deforms and distorts Westphalian ... More

Systematics as CyberscienceComputers, Change, and Continuity in Science

Systematics as Cyberscience: Computers, Change, and Continuity in Science

Christine Hine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083713
eISBN:
9780262275408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083713.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Although scientists increasingly use computers in their work and institutions have made massive investments in technology, we still have little understanding of how computing affects the way ... More

Tactical BiopoliticsArt, Activism, and Technoscience

Tactical Biopolitics: Art, Activism, and Technoscience

Beatriz da Costa and Kavita Philip (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262042499
eISBN:
9780262271127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262042499.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Popular culture in this “biological century” seems to feed on proliferating fears, anxieties, and hopes around the life sciences at a time when such basic concepts as scientific truth, race and ... More

Theorizing Digital Cultural HeritageA Critical Discourse

Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse

Fiona Cameron and Sarah Kenderdine (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033534
eISBN:
9780262269742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book offers a critical and theoretical appraisal of the uses of digital media by cultural heritage institutions. Previous discussions of cultural heritage and digital technology have left the ... More

Trading Zones and Interactional ExpertiseCreating New Kinds of Collaboration

Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise: Creating New Kinds of Collaboration

Michael E. Gorman (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014724
eISBN:
9780262289436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014724.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Cross-disciplinary collaboration increasingly characterizes today’s science and engineering research. The problems and opportunities facing society do not come neatly sorted by discipline. ... More

VOICEVocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

Norie Neumark, Ross Gibson, and Theo van Leeuwen (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013901
eISBN:
9780262289696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Voice has returned to both theoretical and artistic agendas. In the digital era, techniques and technologies of voice have provoked insistent questioning of the distinction between the human voice ... More

Weather by the NumbersThe Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Weather by the Numbers: The Genesis of Modern Meteorology

Kristine C. Harper

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083782
eISBN:
9780262274982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083782.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

For much of the first half of the twentieth century, meteorology was more art than science, dependent on an individual forecaster’s lifetime of local experience. This book tells the story of the ... More

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