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Sensing is an integral part of collecting data in the field. As apparatuses become more refined, they increase the capacity and precision of data that can be collected in even the most forbidding of zones. Historian of science Etienne Benson describes how the increasingly complex infrastructure of sensing is altering the experience of fieldwork, the persona of the scientist, and the nature of the knowledge that is produced.
Originally published in Technosphere Magazine © 2016 HKW. Reproduced with permission.
Benson, E. S. (2016). The Virtual Field. Technosphere Magazine, Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/hss_papers/41
Date Posted: 25 February 2019