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An unexpected encounter with an old question on pages 21-22 of Michael Polanyi, “The Tacit Dimension”, University of Chicago Press, 2009: “It is…

ursae minoris

Recently I have been working intensively to finish a new project called ‘Ursae Minoris’, in collaboration with composer Claudio F. Baroni and double…

roads not taken

    Some time ago I referred to one of David Noble’s books, since it led me on to the writings of Lynn…

fine distinction

Since I wrote my somewhat longish post on analog computing, many things have happened. For instance, I have become the proud owner of…

scanning electrometer

At the moment I am working to improve a rather elementary sensor for electrostatic fields, in an attempt to use it to make…

Bachelard on measuring

Reading the second chapter of Hans-Jörg Rheinberger‘s ‘Epistemologie des Konkreten’ triggered me to start reading Gaston Bachelards writings on the philosophy of science…

virtuousness of technology

Recently I’ve been reading Langdon Winner’s wise “The Whale and the Reactor” and David Noble’s great “The Religion of Technology“, books that I…
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