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  1. Gramophone, Film, Typewriter

    Gramophone, Film, Typewriter

    Written by Friedrich Kittler, Translated by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young and Michael Wutz

    Series Writing Science

    Stanford University Press

    Toward the end of the nineteenth century, the hegemony of the printed word was shattered by the arrival of new media technologies that offered novel ways of communicating and storing data. Previously, writing had operated by way... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1999
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  2. Six Stories from the End of Representation
    James Elkins has shaped the discussion about how we—as artists, as art historians, or as outsiders—view art. He has not only revolutionized our thinking about the purpose of teaching art, but has also blazed trails... Learn More
    Published: 8th February 2008
    Hardback / £56.00
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  3. Models
    Now that ‘3-D models’ are so often digital displays on flat screens, it is timely to look back at the solid models that were once the third dimension of science. This book is about wooden ships and plastic molecules,... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2004
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  4. Irresistible Dictation
    Before Gertrude Stein became the twentieth century's preeminent experimental writer, she spent a decade conducting research in both the leading psychological laboratory and the leading medical school in the United States. This... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2002
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  5. Mapping Benjamin
    Since its publication in 1936, Walter Benjamin’s “Artwork” essay has become a canonical text about the status and place of the fine arts in modern mass culture. Benjamin was especially concerned with the ability... Learn More
    Published: 28th July 2003
    Hardback / £62.00
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  6. Experiments, Models, Paper Tools
    In the early nineteenth century, chemistry emerged in Europe as a truly experimental discipline. What set this process in motion, and how did it evolve? Experimentalization in chemistry was driven by a seemingly innocuous tool:... Learn More
    Published: 30th December 2002
    Hardback / £70.00
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  7. Solomon’s Child
    This book challenges the accepted view of the early Royal Society of London that holds that its fellows did not seriously attempt to implement Francis Bacon’s program for the methodological reform of the sciences. Instead,... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2002
    Hardback / £65.00
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  8. Geometrical Landscapes
    This challenging book argues that a new way of speaking of mathematics and describing it emerged at the end of the sixteenth century. Leading mathematicians like Hariot, Stevin, Galileo, and Cavalieri began referring to their... Learn More
    Published: 29th July 2002
    Hardback / £72.00
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  9. Experimenting in Tongues
    References to language abound in the sciences: biologists speak about “reading” the human genome and “rewriting” the genetic code, computer scientists develop “programming language,” and mathematicians... Learn More
    Published: 2nd July 2002
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  10. Studying Those Who Study Us
    Diana E. Forsythe was a leading anthropologist of science, technology, and work, and especially of the field of artificial intelligence. This volume collects her best-known essays, along with other major works that remained unpublished... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2002
    Paperback / £23.99
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  11. The Protoliterary
    This is a broad-ranging and ambitious attempt to rethink aesthetic and literary studies in terms of an “anthropology” of symbolic media generally. Central to the author’s argument is the proposition that the... Learn More
    Published: 27th June 2002
    Hardback / £79.00
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  12. Empire and the Sun
    Astronomy was a popular and important part of Victorian science, and British astronomers carried telescopes and spectroscopes to remote areas of India, the Great Plains of North America, and islands in the Caribbean and Pacific... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2002
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  13. Bootstrapping
    Bootstrapping analyzes the genesis of personal computing from both technological and social perspectives, through a close study of the pathbreaking work of one researcher, Douglas Engelbart. In his lab at the Stanford Research... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2000
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  14. Science on Stage
    Behind the headlines of our time stands an unobtrusive army of science advisors. Panels of scientific, medical, and engineering experts evaluate the safety of the food we eat, the drugs we take, and the cars we drive. But despite... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2000
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  15. Mathematics as Sign
    Two features of mathematics stand out: its menagerie of seemingly eternal objects (numbers, spaces, patterns, functions, categories, morphisms, graphs, and so on), and the hieroglyphics of special notations, signs, symbols, and... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2000
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  16. Who Wrote the Book of Life?
    This is a detailed history of one of the most important and dramatic episodes in modern science, recounted from the novel vantage point of the dawn of the information age and its impact on representations of nature, heredity,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2000
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