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Big Science and the Transits of Venus: The First Race to Space

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the connection between extravagant state-funded scientific megaprojects—known as Big Science—and international prestige by focusing on the Transits of Venus (TOVs). It first ... More


Kinds of Science

Bradley E. Alger

in Defense of the Scientific Hypothesis: From Reproducibility Crisis to Big Data

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190881481
eISBN:
9780190093761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190881481.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter reviews distinctions between kinds of science, which is especially relevant to the book’s topic because it is an area that Karl Popper did not consider in detail. This creates a problem ... More


Washington and the World, 1989–92

Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson, and Adrienne W. Kolb

in Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226294797
eISBN:
9780226305837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305837.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Recognizing that US taxpayers would not cover the entire SSC cost, the Bush Administration began trying to internationalize the laboratory by seeking large foreign contributions. But the only serious ... More


Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Max Boisot, Markus Nordberg, Saïd Yami, and Bertrand Nicquevert (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

After twenty-five years of preparation, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva, is finally running its intensive scientific experiments into high-energy particle physics. These experiments, which ... More


New Management Research Models: Lessons from the ATLAS Adhocracy

Timo J. Santalainen, Markus Nordberg, Ram B. Baliga, and Max Boisot

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter sets the scene for the chapters that follow. It describes a series of workshops in which the ATLAS Collaboration was explored with the collaboration's project leaders from a managerial ... More


Leadership in the ATLAS Collaboration

Shantha Liyanage and Max Boisot

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the ATLAS Collaboration from a leadership perspective. It first looks at how leadership in general may be conceptualized and then at how the concepts play out in the realm of ... More


ATLAS as Collective Strategy

Saïd Yami, Markus Nordberg, Bertrand Nicquevert, and Max Boisot

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter focuses on the inter- and intraorganizational dynamics that characterizes Big Science. It shows, first, that the high stakes associated with a unique, next-generation particle physics ... More


Bigness as Usual

S. Alexander Reed

in Laurie Anderson's Big Science

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter revisits themes of magnitude first articulated in the book’s second chapter, comparing the state of megasystems in the 1980s to those of the twenty-first century. In so doing, it ... More


Laurie Anderson's Big Science

S. Alexander Reed

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Shimmering in maximal minimalism, joyful bleakness, and bodiless intimacy, Laurie Anderson’s Big Science diagnosed crises of meaning, scale, and identity in 1982. Decades later, the challenging and ... More


The Concept of an ATLAS Architecture

Philipp Tuertscher, Raghu Garud, Markus Nordberg, and Max Boisot

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

The collective effort required to develop, build, and run the ATLAS detector has been structured as a ‘collaboration’, a distributed problem-solving network characteristic of Big Science, itself a ... More


Describing Side One

S. Alexander Reed

in Laurie Anderson's Big Science

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter offers the first in-depth musical analysis of Big Science’s first half. Using the paradigms of chronos and kairos explained earlier, it uncovers historical origins, intertextualities, ... More


The Immortal Archive: Nineteenth-Century Science Imagines the Future

Lorraine Daston

in Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226432229
eISBN:
9780226432533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226432533.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Big Science (and Big Humanities) were invented in the nineteenth century. Two huge, expensive, and long-lived projects, the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum (CIL) of the classical philologists and the ... More


Too Big to Fail

S. Alexander Reed

in Laurie Anderson's Big Science

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the importance of magnitude as a theme in Laurie Anderson’s work, particularly Big Science. It begins by tracing histories of the titular phrase and then investigates the ... More


Flipping the Record

S. Alexander Reed

in Laurie Anderson's Big Science

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This interstitial chapter considers the discourse of postmodernism as it applies to Laurie Anderson’s Big Science. Placing the concept in its historical context, the chapter ultimately downplays ... More


Finding the Now in Big Science

S. Alexander Reed

in Laurie Anderson's Big Science

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter articulates how Laurie Anderson’s work obscures its own origins and processes. After providing an overview of her biography and output (most notably, the Big Science LP), it declares an ... More


New Music versus New Wave

S. Alexander Reed

in Laurie Anderson's Big Science

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter offers a reception history of Big Science, showing the ways listeners constellated the album within fields of genre. In doing so, it offers a definition of genre that differentiates ... More


Describing Side Two

S. Alexander Reed

in Laurie Anderson's Big Science

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190926014
eISBN:
9780190926052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190926014.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter offers the first in-depth musical analysis of Big Science’s second half. Using the paradigms of chronos and kairos explained in chapter 1, it uncovers historical origins, ... More


The Future of Biogeography

Lynne R. Parenti and Malte C. Ebach

in Comparative Biogeography: Discovering and Classifying Biogeographical Patterns of a Dynamic Earth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520259454
eISBN:
9780520944398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259454.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter presents the vision for a global biogeography, arguing that biogeography is a Big Science which deserves the attention and resources given to other large-scale, global ... More


Boisot and the God Particle

Marzio Nessi

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

In a very personal reflective essay, Marzio Nessi, the technical coordinator of the ATLAS Collaboration at CERN, recounts Max Boisot’s work and interaction with the particle physics community at ... More


Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

John Child and Martin Ihrig (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This book is about knowledge, which is the wellspring of progress and the major competitive factor in business today. It brings together and commemorates the contributions that Max Boisot made to our ... More


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