Review of Daston, Lorraine, ed. Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. New York: Zone Books (MIT Press). Pp. Hardcover $ Title, Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. Author, Lorraine Daston. Edition, reprint. Published, Length, 18 pages. Export Citation. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, Anke te Heesen.
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Charlotte Tulinius rated it really liked it Dec 08, Kristie Miller – – Acta Analytica 23 1: Lorraine Daston also the editor describes the glass flower collection at Harvard and uses their popularity to explore the connections between science and nature in a compelling way. Abigail rated it really liked it May 09, And, of course, a book about things deserves to have pictures of those things, not just prose describing them.
The images were still deemed mechanical in nature, but some lawyers claimed that memory was itself photographic because all witnesses essentially relied on mental pictures for their testimony. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge. Things That Talk aims to escape the opposition between positivist facts and cultural readings that bifurcates the current historiography of both art and science. But not just any meanings: Matthew Day – – Zygon 44 3: True to the particularity of things, each of the essays singles out one object for close attention: Without things, we would, in short, stop speaking; we would become as mute as objects are alleged to be.
Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science by Lorraine Daston
Schafferclippings A. Each is revealed to be a node around which meanings accrete thickly.
Neither the pure texts of semiotics nor the brute objects daeton positivism, these things are saturated with cultural significance. Franck rated it really liked it Sep 03, Aug 13, Kristi rated it it was ok. The Third Dimension of Science.
Things become talkative when they fuse matter and meaning; they lapse into speechlessness when their matter and meanings no longer mesh.
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Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science
Each of the nine evocative objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible. Karen Holloway rated it liked it Jan 03, The introduction leaves the reader with so much hope for this interdisciplinary collaboration, where writers will describe things as diverse as glass flowers, soap bubbles, and Bosch paintings.
But not just any meanings: A good answer might be: Felicia Weiner rated it it was amazing Jun 15, Confronting this impasse from an interdisciplinary perspective, each author singles out one object for close attention: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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