Sarah de Rijcke

Out now: Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited (MIT Press)

by Sarah de Rijcke 23 March 2014

Representation in Scientific Practice, published by the MIT Press in 1990, helped coalesce a long-standing interest in scientific visualization among historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science and remains a touchstone for current investigations in science and technology studies. This volume … Continue reading

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Out now: Representation in Scientific Practice Revisited (MIT Press)

by Sarah de Rijcke 23 March 2014

Representation in Scientific Practice, published by the MIT Press in 1990, helped coalesce a long-standing interest in scientific visualization among historians, philosophers, and sociologists of science and remains a touchstone for current investigations in science and technology studies. This volume … Continue reading

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Staging the Studio – forthcoming publication

by Sarah de Rijcke 24 December 2012

One of the final fruits of our labor will be published next year: A contribution to “Hiding Making, Showing Creation. The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean.” In: Esner, Kisters & Lehmann (eds.), Amsterdam University Press. The chapter is called Staging the Studio: … Continue reading

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blog migration – new platform

by Sarah de Rijcke 22 November 2011

We recently migrated our blog to a new platform. Please visit us at:
 http://citationculture.wordpress.com
We also moved the complete archive of posts and comments to this address.
Kind regards,
Paul Wouters and Sarah de Rijcke

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blog migration – new platform

by Sarah de Rijcke 22 November 2011

We recently migrated our blog to a new platform. Please visit us at: http://citationculture.wordpress.comWe also moved the complete archive of posts and comments to this address. Kind regards,Paul Wouters and Sarah de RijckeOriginal post blogged o…

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Perspectives on computer simulation and data visualization

by Sarah de Rijcke 18 October 2011

When it comes to critical analysis of the role of computers, data visualization, simulations and modeling in the sciences, there’s a lot to be learned from humanities scholars. I’m currently teaching a course on the role of computer-generated images in contemporary science and visual culture at Utrecht University. Yesterday I learned that the New Media […]

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Perspectives on computer simulation and data visualization

by Sarah de Rijcke 18 October 2011

When it comes to critical analysis of the role of computers,
data visualization, simulations and modeling in the sciences, there’s a lot to
be learned from humanities scholars. I’m currently teaching a course on the
role of computer-…

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Understanding Academic Careers

by Sarah de Rijcke 10 October 2011

On November 16, 2011, the Rathenau Institute and the VU University Amsterdam organize a symposium on Dynamics of Academic Leadership. The symposium addresses the conditions that are necessary for high level performance and creativity in research, and the implications for research management and policy. Paul is one of the invited speakers. He will discuss some […]

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Understanding Academic Careers

by Sarah de Rijcke 10 October 2011

On November 16, 2011, the Rathenau Institute and the VU University Amsterdam organize a symposium on Dynamics of Academic Leadership. The symposium addresses the conditions that are necessary for high level
performance and creativity in research, and…

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Science mapping: do we know what we visualize?

by Sarah de Rijcke 3 October 2011

For example, what often gets glossed over in these endeavors is that visualizations of scientific developments also prescribe how these developments should be known in the first place. Science maps are produced by particular statistical algorithms that might have been chosen otherwise, calculations performed on large amounts of ‘raw’ data stored in databases, and for […]

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Science mapping: do we know what we visualize?

by Sarah de Rijcke 3 October 2011

A recent landmark in the field of science
mapping is Katy Börner’s Atlas of
Science: Visualizing What We Know (MIT Press, 2010). The atlas recently won
the ASIS&T Best Information Science Book Award 2011. The kinds of maps covered…

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Network realism in the States

by Sarah de Rijcke 25 October 2010

Coming up: the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts annual conference in Indianapolis (28-31 October), the Reimagining the Archive conference at UCLA (12-14 November), and a two-week stay in San Diego (UCSD) in the middle. I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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The art of randomized landscaping

by Sarah de Rijcke 10 June 2010

Sarah Janssen is a cross-media designer, and is currently enrolled in the Frank Mohr MFA Interactive Media and Environments. Janssen recently launched an interesting project called Googlescape. She advertises it as a web-based gallery of photographs generated via Google Streetview. … Continue reading

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Photographic documents of beauty and truth

by Sarah de Rijcke 26 May 2010

Photographer Hans van den Bogaard was recently commissioned by the Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC) to photograph part of the Vrolik collection. This 19th century collection consists of over five thousand anatomical, pathological-anatomical, zoological and teratological specimen. Van den Bogaard’s … Continue reading

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networked images and new media design

by Sarah de Rijcke 21 April 2010

This morning I was watching vimeo footage forwarded by Nick, one of our colleagues at the Virtual Knowledge Studio. Designer Hendrik-Jan Grievink presented his book project on Wiki Loves Art at the CPOV conference in Amsterdam, held on March 27 … Continue reading

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Leigh Star

by Sarah de Rijcke 30 March 2010

Last week, the very sad news about the unexpected death of professor Susan Leigh Star was brought to us here at the Virtual Knowledge Studio. Leigh Star held the Doreen E. Boyce Chair in Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to that, she served as a Professor in [...]

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The ‘Othering’ game

by Sarah de Rijcke 26 March 2010

“New media and new technologies  – these not only require critical analysis but may be treated as occasions for exploring and testing assumptions embedded in social science and everyday understandings of the world.” (Moser & Law 2001, p. 12) The … Continue reading

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The image as interface

by Sarah de Rijcke 17 March 2010

Digital photographs of objects are ubiquitous in the work and presentation of museums, libraries, archives and collections, whether in collection-management infrastructure or in web-based communication. Last week, we submitted an article for a special issue of Library Trends on the … Continue reading

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Data Riches and Visualization

by Sarah de Rijcke 4 November 2009

Last week, I was in Washington, D.C. to present our work at the annual conference of the Society for Social Studies of Science. Here is a link to our abstract. The session we were in was organized by Catelijne Koopmans, National University of Singapore, under the title “Data Riches: The Practices and Politics of Exploiting [...]

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Museums and measuring performance, part I

by Sarah de Rijcke 6 October 2009

Last week, Trilce Navarrete and I attended a debate at the Reinwardt Academy of cultural heritage in Amsterdam on performance indicators and changing roles of museums in the present “information society.” The debate was part of a monthly series called Erfgoedarena (Heritage Arena), co-organised by the Reinwardt Academy and the Netherlands Institute for Heritage (NIH). [...]

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