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Building on faults: how to represent controversies with digital methods

ContributorsVenturini, Tommasoorcid
Published inPublic understanding of science, vol. 21, no. 7, p. 796-812
Publication date2010-12-05
First online date2010-12-05
Abstract

In a previous article in this journal, I introduced Bruno Latour’s cartography of controversies and I discussed half of it, namely how to observe techno-scientific controversies. In this article I will concentrate on the remaining half: how to represent the complexity of social debates in a legible form. In my previous paper, we learnt how to explore the richness of collective existence through Actor-Network Theory. In this one, I will discuss how to render such complexity through an original visualization device: the controversy-website. Capitalizing on the potential of digital technologies, the controversy-website has been developed as a multilayered toolkit to trace and aggregate information on public debates.

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VENTURINI, Tommaso. Building on faults: how to represent controversies with digital methods. In: Public understanding of science, 2010, vol. 21, n° 7, p. 796–812. doi: 10.1177/0963662510387558
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