Figure Concept and Method

This open access book shows how figures, figuring, and configuration are used to understand complex, contemporary problems. Figures are images, numbers, diagrams, data and datasets, turns-of-phrase, and representations. Contributors reflect on the history of figures as they have transformed discipli...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Lury, Celia (Editor), Viney, William (Editor), Wark, Scott (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Singapore Palgrave Macmillan 2022, 2022
Edition:1st ed. 2022
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Figure, Figuring and Configuration
  • 2. The Work That Figures Do
  • 3. In “The Cloud”: Figuring and Inhabiting Media Milieus
  • 4. Figure to Ground: Felicity Allen Interviewed by Celia Lury
  • 5. The Research Persona Method: Figuring and Reconfiguring Personalised Information Flows
  • 6. Engines, Puppets, Promises: The Figurations of Configuration Management
  • 7. Figuring Molecular Relapse in Breast Cancer Medicine
  • 8. The Gardener and the Walled Garden
  • 9. Data Through Time: Figuring Out the Narrative Self in Longitudinal Research
  • 10. Figuring Out Exposure: Exploring Computational Environments and Personalisation in Interdisciplinary Air Pollution Research
  • 11. Figures of Speech: Stuck in the Middle with ‘People Like You’
  • 12. Ubiquitous Surveillance and Data Selves
  • 13. Figuring Accompaniment: The Creation of Urban Spaciousness