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Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited$
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Catelijne Coopman, Janet Vertesi, Michaeland Lynch, and Steve Woolgar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262525381

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.001.0001

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Drawing as: Distinctions and Disambiguation in Digital Images of Mars

Drawing as: Distinctions and Disambiguation in Digital Images of Mars

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(p.15) 2 Drawing as: Distinctions and Disambiguation in Digital Images of Mars
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Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited
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Janet Vertesi

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262525381.003.0002

This chapter draws on two years of ethnographic fieldwork with the Mars Exploration Rover mission team to examine the use of images in the daily work of mission science. The author elaborates how visualization practices with digital tools both construct knowledge of an alien planet and inscribe this same knowledge into an image, with consequences for future visions, representations, and interactions. Based on the notion of seeing as, and building on studies in the philosophy of science, the history of science, and ethnomethodological studies of work, the chapter develops a novel analytical framework for the study of representation in scientific practice that applies to imaging in a variety of periods of scientific work: that of drawing as.

Keywords:   Mars Rovers, Digital Image Processing, Seeing as, Wittgenstein, Galileo

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