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From Spaceship Earth To Google Ocean: Planetary Icons, Indexes, and Infrastructures

Stefan Helmreich, Sophia Roosth, and Michele Friedner

in Sounding the Limits of Life: Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164809
eISBN:
9781400873869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164809.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how digital media represent seawater, relying upon, but also making invisible, the built infrastructures—commercial, political, military—that have permitted the oceanic world to ... More


Enigmatic Presence: Satellites and the Vertical Spatialities of Security

Stephen Graham

in Spaces of Security: Ethnographies of Securityscapes, Surveillance, and Control

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479863013
eISBN:
9781479805778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479863013.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The Earth’s fast-expanding array of active satellites are central to the organization, experience – and destruction – of contemporary life on the earth’s surface. Yet it remains difficult to ... More


Epilogue: From Cosmography to Cosmopolitanism

Ayesha Ramachandran

in The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The epilogue begins with an explication of the famous Fool’s Cap Map and outlines the major thematic arcs of the book’s meditation on worldmaking: the circular dialectic from the self to world and ... More


Commercial Space Developments

James Clay Moltz

in Crowded Orbits: Conflict and Cooperation in Space

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159128
eISBN:
9780231528177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159128.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter examines the developments of the private and commercial sector towards space exploration. In the fifty years since the launch of Telstar I, the first satellite to carry transatlantic ... More


Sensing Oceans and Geo-Speculating with a Garbage Patch

Jennifer Gabrys

in Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816693122
eISBN:
9781452954356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693122.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter five shifts from carbon sensing to garbage sensing, more specifically in the form of plastic debris in the oceans in the form of “garbage patches.” In this chapter, the author looks at the ... More


Statistical thinking in a data science course

Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan

in Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198785699
eISBN:
9780191827518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785699.003.0021
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

In this chapter, we describe the philosophy, goals, syllabus, and activities for a course that we have developed in data science course. In this course we integrate topics from computing, statistics, ... More


Finding the Graves

Steven R. Schwankert

in Poseidon: China's Secret Salvage of Britain's Lost Submarine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208180
eISBN:
9789888268429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208180.003.0017
Subject:
History, Asian History

The author visited Weihai again, in search of the graves of the two submariners buried on Liu Gong Island by matching the locations to the photograph from the Museum. The two spots he visited, Yellow ... More


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