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Science Images and Popular Images of the Sciences.

By: Weingart, Peter.
Contributor(s): Huppauf, Bernd.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012Copyright date: ©2011Description: 1 online resource (329 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781134175819.Subject(s): Motion pictures in science | Science -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids | Science fiction films -- History and criticism | Visual communicationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Science Images and Popular Images of the SciencesDDC classification: 303.483 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Figures and Tables -- PART I Popularizing Science Images: Introduction -- 1 Images in and of Science -- 2 Science Images between Scientific Fields and the Public Sphere: A Historiographical Survey -- PART II Towards a Science of Images -- 3 Image Science -- 4 Popular Images versus Self-Images of Science: Visual Representations of Science in Clipart Cartoons and Internet Photographs -- PART III Science Images -- 5 The Frog's Two Bodies: The Frog in Science Images -- 6 Science from Hell: Jack the Ripper and Victorian -- 7 The Scientist as Personality: Elaborating a Science of Intimacy in the Nadar/Chevreul Interview (1886) -- 8 Visual Arguments: The Role of Images in Sciences and Mathematics -- 9 Imagination, Multimodality and Embodied Interaction: A Discussion of Sound and Movement in Two Cases of Laboratory and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging -- PART IV Science Images and Contemporary Art -- 10 Neuroscience and Contemporary Art: An Interview -- PART V Images of Science -- 11 Women Scientists in Mainstream Film: Social Role Models-A Contribution to the Public Understanding of Science from the Perspective of Film Sociology -- 12 Stereotypes and Images of Scientists in Fiction Films -- 13 The Ambivalence towards New Knowledge: Science in Fiction Film -- 14 Unforgettable? Science, Prosthetic Memory, Film -- 15 The Self-Referential Scientist: Narrative, Media, and Metamorphosis in Cronenberg's The Fly -- Contributors -- Index.
Summary: What is a popular image of science and where does it come from? Little is known about the formation of science images and their transformation into popular images of science. In this anthology, contributions from two areas of expertise: image theory and history and the sociology of the sciences, explore techniques of constructing science images and transforming them into highly ambivalent images that represent the sciences. The essays, most of them with illustrations, present evidence that popular images of the sciences are based upon abstract theories rather than facts, and, equally, images of scientists are stimulated by imagination rather than historical knowledge.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Figures and Tables -- PART I Popularizing Science Images: Introduction -- 1 Images in and of Science -- 2 Science Images between Scientific Fields and the Public Sphere: A Historiographical Survey -- PART II Towards a Science of Images -- 3 Image Science -- 4 Popular Images versus Self-Images of Science: Visual Representations of Science in Clipart Cartoons and Internet Photographs -- PART III Science Images -- 5 The Frog's Two Bodies: The Frog in Science Images -- 6 Science from Hell: Jack the Ripper and Victorian -- 7 The Scientist as Personality: Elaborating a Science of Intimacy in the Nadar/Chevreul Interview (1886) -- 8 Visual Arguments: The Role of Images in Sciences and Mathematics -- 9 Imagination, Multimodality and Embodied Interaction: A Discussion of Sound and Movement in Two Cases of Laboratory and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging -- PART IV Science Images and Contemporary Art -- 10 Neuroscience and Contemporary Art: An Interview -- PART V Images of Science -- 11 Women Scientists in Mainstream Film: Social Role Models-A Contribution to the Public Understanding of Science from the Perspective of Film Sociology -- 12 Stereotypes and Images of Scientists in Fiction Films -- 13 The Ambivalence towards New Knowledge: Science in Fiction Film -- 14 Unforgettable? Science, Prosthetic Memory, Film -- 15 The Self-Referential Scientist: Narrative, Media, and Metamorphosis in Cronenberg's The Fly -- Contributors -- Index.

What is a popular image of science and where does it come from? Little is known about the formation of science images and their transformation into popular images of science. In this anthology, contributions from two areas of expertise: image theory and history and the sociology of the sciences, explore techniques of constructing science images and transforming them into highly ambivalent images that represent the sciences. The essays, most of them with illustrations, present evidence that popular images of the sciences are based upon abstract theories rather than facts, and, equally, images of scientists are stimulated by imagination rather than historical knowledge.

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<p> Peter Weingart is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.</p> <p>Bernd Huppauf is a Professor at New York University</p>

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