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The Resource Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary, Sean Miller

Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary, Sean Miller

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Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary
Title
Strung together
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the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary
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Sean Miller
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, Sean Miller examines the cultural currency of string theory, both as part of scientific discourse and beyond it. He demonstrates that the imaginative component of string theory is both integral and indispensable to it as a scientific discourse. While mathematical arguments provide precise prompts for physical intervention in the world, the imaginary that supplements mathematical argument within string theory technical discourse allows theorists to imagine themselves interacting with the cosmos as an abstract space in such a way that strings and branes as phenomena become substantiated and legitimized. And it is precisely this sort of imaginary--which Miller calls a scientific imaginary--duly substantiated and acculturated, that survives the move from string theory technical discourse to popularizations and ultimately to popular and literary discourses. In effect, a string theory imaginary legitimizes the science itself and helps to facilitate a virtual domestication of a cosmos that was heretofore remote, alien, and incomprehensible"--
  • "In Strung Together: The Cultural Currency of String Theory as a Scientific Imaginary, Sean Miller examines the cultural currency of string theory, both as part of scientific discourse and beyond it. He demonstrates that the imaginative component of string theory is both integral and indispensable to it as a scientific discourse. While mathematical arguments provide precise prompts for physical intervention in the world, the imaginary that supplements mathematical argument within string theory technical discourse allows theorists to imagine themselves interacting with the cosmos as an abstract space in such a way that strings and branes as phenomena become substantiated and legitimized. And it is precisely this sort of imaginary--which Miller calls a scientific imaginary--duly substantiated and acculturated, that survives the move from string theory technical discourse to popularizations and ultimately to popular and literary discourses. In effect, a string theory imaginary legitimizes the science itself and helps to facilitate a virtual domestication of a cosmos that was heretofore remote, alien, and incomprehensible"--Provided by publisher
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1969-
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Miller, Sean
Dewey number
810.8/0356
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS509.S3
LC item number
M55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Science
  • String models
  • Science in popular culture
  • Science
  • Physics
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
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Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary, Sean Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A return to the eleventh dimension: string theory as a scientific imaginary -- The romance of encounter: string theory technical discourse -- Accessibility and authority: string theory popularizations -- The cosmic and domestic: adaptations of string theory in literature -- Strung together: string theory in contemporary globalized culture
Control code
819717659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780472118663
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012042608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)819717659
Label
Strung together : the cultural currency of string theory as a scientific imaginary, Sean Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A return to the eleventh dimension: string theory as a scientific imaginary -- The romance of encounter: string theory technical discourse -- Accessibility and authority: string theory popularizations -- The cosmic and domestic: adaptations of string theory in literature -- Strung together: string theory in contemporary globalized culture
Control code
819717659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 256 pages
Isbn
9780472118663
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012042608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)819717659

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