Articulating Novelty in Science and Art

The Comparative Technography of a Robotic Hand and a Media Art Installation

Authors: Stubbe, Julian

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  • A comparative study linking science and art

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Julian Stubbe aims at characterizing what novelty is in the becoming of objects and how the new becomes part of a shared reality. The study’s method is comparative and concerned with technological practice in science as well as in art. It draws on a detailed comparison of two cases: the becoming of a robotic hand made from silicone, and the genesis of a media art installation that renders visible changes in the earth’s magnetic field. In contrast to the canon of sociological innovation studies, which regard novelty as what actors in the field label as new or innovation, the author attempts to delineate certain shifts in an object’s becoming that individuate an object and render its difference visible. This entails attending the enactment of novelty through cultural imaginaries and narratives about technologies, as well as acknowledging the shifts in technical forms that make loose elements enter a new kind of circularity. From this perspective, novelty is an articulation: when differences are not contradicting, but when differing characteristics are aligned, fitted, and click in so as to appear and behave as a distinct entity.

 

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Dr. Julian Stubbe currently works as scientific consultant in the field of demographic change and future research.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Articulating Novelty in Science and Art
Book Subtitle
The Comparative Technography of a Robotic Hand and a Media Art Installation
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-18979-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-18979-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-18978-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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