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The Resource Laboratory lifestyles : the construction of scientific fictions, edited by Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes

Laboratory lifestyles : the construction of scientific fictions, edited by Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes

Label
Laboratory lifestyles : the construction of scientific fictions
Title
Laboratory lifestyles
Title remainder
the construction of scientific fictions
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The past decade has seen an extraordinary laboratory-building boom. This new crop of laboratories features spectacular architecture and resort-like amenities. The buildings sprawl luxuriously on verdant campuses or sit sleekly in expensive urban neighborhoods. Designed to attract venture capital, generous philanthropy, and star scientists, these laboratories are meant to create the ideal conditions for scientific discovery. Yet there is little empirical evidence that shows if they do. This book examines this new species of scientific laboratory from architectural, economic, social, and scientific perspectives. Illustrated with photographs of laboratories and scientists at work in them, the book investigates how "lifestyle science" affects actual science. Are scientists working when they stretch in a yoga class, play volleyball in the company tournament, chat in an on-site cafe, or show off their facilities to visiting pharmaceutical executives? 0The book describes, among other things, the role of beanbag chairs in the construction of science at Xerox PARC; the Southern California vibe of the RAND Corporation (Malibu), General Atomic (La Jolla), and Hughes Research Laboratories (Malibu); and Biosphere 2's "bionauts" as both scientists and scientific subjects; and interstellar laboratories. Laboratory Lifestyles (the title is an allusion to Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar's influential Laboratory Life) documents a shift in what constitutes scientific practice; these laboratories and their lifestyles are as experimental as the science they cultivate
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kaji-O'Grady, Sandra,
  • Smith, Chris
  • Hughes, Russell
Series statement
Leonardo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laboratories
  • Work environment
  • Architecture
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture and society
  • Architecture
  • Laboratories
  • Work environment
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture
Label
Laboratory lifestyles : the construction of scientific fictions, edited by Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes
Instantiates
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
Lifestyle science : its origins, precepts and consequences / Russell Hughes, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady and Chris L. Smith
Control code
1029794575
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780262038928
Lccn
2018011213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029794575
Label
Laboratory lifestyles : the construction of scientific fictions, edited by Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Chris L. Smith, and Russell Hughes
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
Lifestyle science : its origins, precepts and consequences / Russell Hughes, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady and Chris L. Smith
Control code
1029794575
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780262038928
Lccn
2018011213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1029794575

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