Constructions developed by different people for different purposes.

On the production of a scientific image for further human manipulation


Under an electron microscope

Pehaps using the Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM microscope



Garfinkel, Harold

1981 "The Work of a Discovering Science Construed with Materials from the Optically Discovered Pulsar." Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11, 2:131-158. (with and M. Lynch, E. Livingston)text

Goodwin, Charles

1996 "Seeing as a situated activity: Formulating planes: " in Cognition and communication at work. Edited by Engestrom, Y. and D. Middleton. New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 61-95. (with and Marjorie Goodwin)text

1994 "Professional vision." American Anthropologist 96:606-633. text

1995 "Seeing in depth." Social studies of science 25:237-273. text

Latour, Bruno

1979 Laboratory life: The construction of scientific facts. New York: Sage Publications. (with Steve Woolgar)

1987 Science in action. Edited volume. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Popular representations

In the media


Barthes, Roland

"Einstein's brain " in Mythologies. Sel. and Tr. by A. Lavers. London: Jonathan Cape. [1957] 1972.

Geertz, Clifford

1973 "Deep play: Notes on the Balinese cockfight." in The Interpretation of Cultures. Edited by . New York: Basic Books. pp. 412-453.

Lévi-Strauss, Claude

[1971] 1981 The naked man. Tr. by J. and D. Weightman. New York: Harper & Row.


(and passim in much anthropology, cultural studies, etc.)


St. Corona

By Master of Palazzo Venezia Madonna (Active 1340 - About 1360) - File:Master of Palazzo Venezia Madonna - St. Corona - Google Art Project.jpg, Public Domain

(the new patron of pandemics: from North Carolina and around the Catholic world)