Tag: visual knowing

Coming soon…Networked neuroscience: brain scans and visual knowing at the intersection of atlases and databases

Our chapter in Representations in Scientific Practice Revisited discusses the development of authoritative collections of brain scans known as “brain atlases”, focusing in particular on how such scans are constituted as authoritative visual objects. Three dimensions are identified: first, brain scans are parts of… Continue Reading “Coming soon…Networked neuroscience: brain scans and visual knowing at the intersection of atlases and databases”

Navigating the brain

This Saturday, Sarah de Rijcke and I met up with artist and researchers Jordi Puig. We visited an exhibition data.scan [no 1-9] by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda at Gallery MU. A fabulous, immersive exhibition about data, in which multiple visualisations accompanied by sounds are… Continue Reading “Navigating the brain”

PhD Defense in Sweden

It was a real pleasure to serve as opponent at the defense of Veronica Johansson of the University of Boras, Sweden. We had a great discussion about ethnographic methods and about the concept of critical literacy. And as always, it was wonderful to see… Continue Reading “PhD Defense in Sweden”

“Learning in a landscape” sees the light!

Sometimes, by the time an article appears, the only affective reaction it evokes is something along the lines of ‘that old thing’… But this one has been in the making for so long, that it now feels like I’ve run into a long-lost friend!… Continue Reading ““Learning in a landscape” sees the light!”

What difference does a website make?

A website that presents the collection through gorgeous visuals is now considered a must for any self-respecting museum.  Photographs of objects, of exhibitions and of the museum itself are increasingly common interfaces, linking museums, visitors, experts, collections. How are users engaged by these interfaces?… Continue Reading “What difference does a website make?”