Biology in the Grid: Graphic Design and the Envisioning of Life

Biology in the Grid: Graphic Design and the Envisioning of Life

by Phillip Thurtle


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517902773
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 10/19/2018
Series: Posthumanities Series
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Phillip Thurtle is professor in the comparative history of ideas and history departments at the University of Washington. He is author of The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, and Information in American Biological Science, 1870–1920, coauthor of the interactive DVD-ROM Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information, and coeditor of Data Made Flesh: Embodying Information and Semiotic Flesh: Information and the Human Body.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Varieties of Gridded Experience
1. Life on the Line: Organic Form
2. Envisioning Grids
3. Warped Grids: Pests and the Problem of Order
4. Modulations: Envisioning Variations
5. Drawing Together: Composite Lives and Liquid Regulations
Epilogue: Toward the Nonsynthetic Care of the Molecular Self

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