Images of Knowledge: The Epistemic Lives of Pictures and Visualisations by Nora S. VaageImages of Knowledge: The Epistemic Lives of Pictures and Visualisations by Nora S. Vaage

Images of Knowledge: The Epistemic Lives of Pictures and Visualisations

EditorNora S. Vaage, Rasmus T. Slaattelid, Samantha L. Smith

Hardcover | April 25, 2016

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The authors consider the relationship between knowledge and image, though multi-faceted, to be one of reciprocal dependence. But how do images carry and convey knowledge? The ambiguities of images means that interpretations do not necessarily follow the intention of the image producers. Through an array of different cases, the chapters critically reflect upon how images are mobilised and used in different knowledge practices, within certain knowledge traditions, in different historical periods. They question what we take for granted, what seems evident, what goes without saying. This approach spans across established categories such as «scientific imaging», «religious images» and «artworks», and considers how images may contribute meaning across such categories.
Nora S. Vaage is an art historian, art critic and interdisciplinary scholar at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT), University of Bergen. Rasmus T. Slaattelid is Associate Professor in philosophy of science at the SVT. Trine Krigsvoll Haagensen is a media scholar and art historian at the University of Berg...
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Title:Images of Knowledge: The Epistemic Lives of Pictures and VisualisationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:April 25, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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Contents: Nora S. Vaage/Rasmus T. Slaattelid/Trine Krigsvoll Haagensen/Samantha L. Smith: Images of Knowledge – Henning Laugerud: The Optics of Understanding: Sight, sensing and discourses of knowledge in early modern Europe – Samantha L. Smith: On Hands That Make Us See: Tobias Healing His Father’s Blindness – Rasmus T. Slaattelid: Beyond Representation? Making sense of nano images – Paula Muhr: Framing the Hysterical Body - A comparative analysis of a historical and a contemporary approach to imaging functional leg paralysis – Nora S. Vaage: Grow Your Own Views on Knowledge: Visions and framings of synthetic biology – Jørgen Bakke: Et In Arcadia Ego: Poussin and early modern visual historia – John Ødemark: Framing Quetzalcoatl, Picturing Culture - Iconology and the image of the other in early modern mythography – Matthias Bruhn: Epilogue.