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Author Morcillo, Jesús Muñoz.

Title Genealogy of Popular Science : From Ancient Ecphrasis to Virtual Reality.

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcipt Verlag, [2020]

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Description 1 online resource (587 pages)
Series Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte ; v. 1
Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte.
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Preface -- Introductory Articles -- The Origins of Popular Science as a Rhetorical and Protreptical Practice -- From Rational Recreation to Fun with Science. Continuities in the History of Science Popularization since the Enlightenment -- On the Trail of Popular Science in Antiquity -- Mythology and Rhetoric Exercises at the Greek School -- The Panathenaic Prize-Amphorae as Communication Media -- Popular Knowledge and its Rhetorical Use in Aristotle -- Ékphrasis as a Device for Knowledge Dissemination in Euripides
Argument Schemes Related to Popular Science in the Second Sophistic -- Knowledge about the Sea and its Creatures in the Roman Empire -- The Celestial Axis in Manilius' Astronomica: Making the Invisible Visible -- Between Pre-Modernity and the Age of Enlightenment -- Popular Mechanics: Hero of Alexandria from Antiquity to the Renaissance -- Knowledge Order and Knowledge Popularization in Pre-ModernEncyclopaedism -- Was Cometen eygentlich seyen. Ways of Imparting Knowledge about the Nature of Comets in Early Modern Ephemeral Literature
More Publicity through Very Short Books. Epitomes in Late Antiquity and the Renaissance -- Pictorial Science and Enlightenment Art: Joseph Wright, William Pether, and the Cognitive Effect of Grayscales -- Modern Times: Arts and Sciences and Media -- Popularity Despite Anti-Popularization Thinking of Optical Drawing Devices in the Early 19th Century -- Wilhelm Lübke. Art History for Feuilletons -- Popular Aesthetics of the 19th Century. Ornamental Prints and Pattern Sheets as Actors for Popularization During the 1870s
Wassily Kandinsky's Conception of a Vibration of the Soul: Art Theory at the Crossroads of Esoteric Literature, Popular Science, and Aesthetics -- Visual Nature Metaphors of Cybernetics in Popular Science and the Arts -- From "The Destroyer of Worlds" to "Atoms for Peace" (and Back?). The Discourse on Nuclear Power in US Popular Science Magazines during the Early Cold War Era -- Iconophilia of the Brain, Stage 3? An Epistemic Regime, the Popular Science Magazine Gehirn & Geist, and Visual Culture
Watch and Learn! Image-Based Popularization of Academic Reasoning and Scientific Action in Fictional Movies and Comics -- Innovative Popular Science Communication? Materiality, Aesthetics, and Gender in Science Slams -- Epilogue -- On Honey, VR Goggles, and Real Medicine -- About the Authors -- Index of Names and Terms
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Subject Science -- History -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Trotha, Caroline Y. Robertson-von.
Other Form: Print version: Morcillo, Jesús Muñoz. Genealogy of Popular Science : From Ancient Ecphrasis to Virtual Reality. Bielefeld : Transcipt Verlag, ©2020 9783837648355
ISBN 3839448352 (electronic book)
9783839448359 (electronic bk.)