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The Rise of Computer Science

Nathan Ensmenger

in The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the emergence of computer science as the representative science of modern computing. It suggests that its rise as an academic discipline between the 1970s and the 1990s reflects ... More


Welcome Surprises and New Edifices of Knowledge

Matthias Gross

in Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013482
eISBN:
9780262265911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013482.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter finds that surprises can be used as the foundation of knowledge production, which helps to improve the landscape design and ecological restoration. The Chicago and Leipzig examples show ... More


Dancing the Technogenetic Body

Erin Manning

in Relationscapes: Movement, Art, Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262134903
eISBN:
9780262255158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262134903.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how technologies are influencing dance forms and associated movements of bodies in general, and finds that knowledge of the moving body is essential to studying the relationship ... More


Conclusion

Morana Alač

in Handling Digital Brains: A Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015684
eISBN:
9780262295475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015684.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This concluding part of the book explains the relationship between digital visuals of the brain and laboratory practitioners in the practice of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Important ... More


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