Review of Daston, Lorraine, ed. Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. New York: Zone Books (MIT Press). Pp. Hardcover $ Title, Things that Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science. Author, Lorraine Daston. Edition, reprint. Published, Length, 18 pages. Export Citation. Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world Lorraine Daston, Peter Galison, Anke te Heesen.

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Alda rated it really liked it Apr 15, Imagine a world without things. Jessica rated it liked it May 29, Kara rated it it was amazing Jul 01, As a result, photographic images were increasingly accepted as eyewitness testimony, able to speak for themselves. In nine original essays, internationally renowned historians of art and of science seek to understand how objects become charged with significance without losing their gritty materiality.


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The authors—art historians and historians of science—met three times at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin to discuss their work. But not just any meanings: Simon Schaffer – – In Lorraine Daston ed.

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Things that talk fleetingly realize the dream of a perfect language, in which words and world merge. Each of the nine objects examined in this book had its historical moment, when the match of this thing to that thought seemed irresistible. A Journal of the History of Science Lorraiine images were still deemed mechanical in nature, but some lawyers claimed that memory was itself photographic because all witnesses essentially relied on mental pictures for their testimony.


She argues that the appeal of the Glass Flowers is partly based on their chimerical nature; they are neither purely art nor purely science.

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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Matthew Day – – Zygon 44 3: Trivia About Things That Talk At these junctures, certain things become objects of fascination, association, and endless consideration; they begin to talk.