The Study of Technoscientific Imaging in STS

Manuela Perrotta


Abstract In the last few years a flourishing debate has developed on visualization processes and practices of representation in technoscience, fostering an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the production and dissemination of images. This Scenario outlines some of the current examples of research in this area, introducing the turn from the study of scientific representation to that of (techno)scientific imaging and visualization. Three main areas of research are discussed: technoscientific imaging in practice; images as evidence; images, imaginations and imaginaries. Finally, some further questions and challanges concerning the future study of technoscientific imaging are raised.

Keywords Scientific representation; technoscientific imaging; visualization practices; visual knowledge production; visual logic; imaginaries.

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