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Articulating Novelty in Science and Art

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

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  • A comparative study linking science and art

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction, Study Design, and Theory

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Novelty and Technological Objects

      • Julian Stubbe
      Pages 15-70
  3. Analysis: Three Articulations of Novelty

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 71-71
    2. Identity: How Loose Elements are Connected

      • Julian Stubbe
      Pages 73-105
    3. Form: How Materials Become Effective

      • Julian Stubbe
      Pages 107-160
    4. Difference: How Categories are Valorized

      • Julian Stubbe
      Pages 161-217
  4. Discussion and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. Articulating Novelty

      • Julian Stubbe
      Pages 233-247
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 249-257

About this book

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 silicon, 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.

Contents
• Novelty and technological objects
• Three articulations of novelty: identity, form, and difference
• The aesthetic reflexivity of material practice

Target Groups
• Lecturers and students of sociology, especially of sociology of technology 

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

Keywords

  • Innovation Society
  • Reflexivity
  • Imaginaries
  • Future Studies
  • Actor-Network-Theory
  • Gilbert Simondon

Authors and Affiliations

  • Berlin, Germany

    Julian Stubbe

About the author

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

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: Julian Stubbe

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-18979-2

  • Publisher: Springer VS Wiesbaden

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-658-18978-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-658-18979-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 245

  • Number of Illustrations: 30 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Sociology of Knowledge and Discourse

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-658-18979-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)