Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design (Inside Technology) Matthias Gross

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Published: May 7th 2010

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Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design (Inside Technology)  by  Matthias Gross

Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design (Inside Technology) by Matthias Gross
May 7th 2010 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: | 5.11 Mb

Ignorance and surprise belong together: surprises can make people aware of their ownignorance. And yet, perhaps paradoxically, a surprising event in scientific research--one thatdefies prediction or risk assessment--is often a window to new andMoreIgnorance and surprise belong together: surprises can make people aware of their ownignorance. And yet, perhaps paradoxically, a surprising event in scientific research--one thatdefies prediction or risk assessment--is often a window to new and unexpected knowledge.

In thisbook, Matthias Gross examines the relationship between ignorance and surprise, proposing aconceptual framework for handling the unexpected and offering case studies of ecological design thatdemonstrate the advantages of allowing for surprises and including ignorance in the design andnegotiation processes.

Gross draws on classical and contemporary sociological accounts of ignoranceand surprise in science and ecology and integrates these with the idea of experiment in society. Hedevelops a notion of how unexpected occurrences can be incorporated into a model of scientific andtechnological development that includes the experimental handling of surprises. Gross discussesdifferent projects in ecological design, including Chicagos restoration of the shoreline of LakeMichigan and Germanys revitalization of brownfields near Leipzig.

These cases show how ignoranceand surprise can successfully play out in ecological design projects, and how the acknowledgment ofthe unknown can become a part of decision making. The appropriation of surprises can lead to robustdesign strategies.

Ecological design, Gross argues, is neither a linear process of master planningnor a process of trial and error but a carefully coordinated process of dealing with unexpectedturns by means of experimental practice.



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