Spontaneous Generations Vol.6

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Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 6:1 (2012) is now available online.
 
We invite you to review the contents of Vol. 6 below and visit our website for free access to articles and items of interest athttp://spontaneousgenerations.library.utoronto.ca.
 
 
Spontaneous Generations, Vol 6, No 1 (2012): Visual Representation and Science
 
Focused Discussion
Ari Gross, Eleanor Louson. Visual Representation and Science: Editors’ Introduction
Sachiko Kusukawa. Thomas Kirke’s Copy of Philosophical Transactions
Barbara Obrist. Visual Representation and Science: Visual Figures of the Universe between Antiquity and the Early Thirteenth Century
Laurent Dissard. Seeing the Past from Nowhere: Images and Science in Archaeology
Matt Spencer. Trouble with Images in Computational Physics
Martin Kemp. “The testimony of my own eyes”: The Strange Case of the Mammal with a Beak
Cindy Stelmackowich. The Instructive Corpse: Dissection, Anatomical Specimens, and Illustration in Early Nineteenth-Century Medical Education
Koen Beumer. A Matter of Scale: The Visual Representation of Nanotechnologies
Martin Mahony, Mike Hulme. The Colour of Risk: An Exploration of the IPCC’s “Burning Embers” Diagram
Jennifer Tucker. “The hidden world of science”: Nature as Art in 1930’s American Print Advertising
Annamaria Carusi. Making the Visual Visible in Philosophy of Science
Stephen M. Downes. How Much Work Do Scientific Images Do?
William Goodwin. Visual Representations of Structure and the Dynamics of Scientific Modeling
Laura Perini. Truth-bearers or Truth-makers?
Michael Jeremy Barany. “That small and unsensible shape”: Visual Representations of the Euclidean Point in Sixteenth-Century Print
Elie During. On the Intrinsically Ambiguous Nature of Space-Time Diagrams
Adrian Wüthrich. Interpreting Feynman Diagrams as Visual Models
Klaus Hentschel. The Stuttgart Database of Scientific Illustrators 1450–1950: Making the Invisible Hands Visible
Edward Jones-Imhotep. Sound and Vision
 
Articles
Ian Lowrie. On Adaptive Optics: The Historical Constitution of Architectures for Expert Perception in Astronomy
 
Opinions
Maura C. Flannery. Flatter than a Pancake: Why Scanning Herbarium Sheets Shouldn’t Make Them Disappear
Bruce Taylor. Holdings
 
Reviews
Michael T. Stuart. REVIEW: James R. Brown, Laboratory of the Mind
Cory Lewis. REVIEW: Frederick Grinnell, The Everyday Practice of Science: Where Intuition and Passion Meet Objectivity and Logic
Ignacio Suay-Matallana, Mar Cuenca-Lorente. “Visual Representations in Science”: Review of the 6th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization: International Workshop, May 19-21 2011, Maó, Menorca, Spain
 
 
Founded in 2006, Spontaneous Generations is an online academic journal published by graduate students at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto. There is no subscription or membership fee. Spontaneous Generations provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
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