The Study of Technoscientific Imaging in STS


  • Manuela Perrotta Norwegian University of Science and Technology



scientific representation, technoscientific imaging, visualization practices, visual knowledge production, visual logic, imaginaries


In the last few years a flourishing debate has developed on visualization processes and practices of representation in technoscience, fostering an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the production and dissemination of images. This Scenario outlines some of the current examples of research in this area, introducing the turn from the study of scientific representation to that of (techno)scientific imaging and visualization. Three main areas of research are discussed: technoscientific imaging in practice; images as evidence; images, imaginations and imaginaries. Finally, some further questions and challanges concerning the future study of technoscientific imaging are raised.




How to Cite

Perrotta, M. (2012). The Study of Technoscientific Imaging in STS. Tecnoscienza – Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies, 3(2), 163–176.