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The Resource Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future, by Helga Nowotny ; translated by Mitch Cohen

Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future, by Helga Nowotny ; translated by Mitch Cohen

Label
Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future
Title
Insatiable curiosity
Title remainder
innovation in a fragile future
Statement of responsibility
by Helga Nowotny ; translated by Mitch Cohen
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
An influential scholar in science studies argues that innovation tames the insatiable and limitless curiosity driving science, and that society's acute ambivalence about this is an inevitable legacy of modernity. Curiosity is the main driving force behind scientific activity. Scientific curiosity, insatiable in its explorations, does not know what it will find, or where it will lead. Science needs autonomy to cultivate this kind of untrammeled curiosity; innovation, however, responds to the needs and desires of society. Innovation, argues influential European science studies scholar Helga Nowotny, tames the passion of science, harnessing it to produce "deliverables." Science brings uncertainties; innovation successfully copes with them. Society calls for both the passion for knowledge and its taming. This ambivalence, Nowotny contends, is an inevitable result of modernity. In Insatiable Curiosity, Nowotny explores the strands of the often unexpected intertwining of science and technology and society. Uncertainty arises, she writes, from an oversupply of knowledge. The quest for innovation is society's response to the uncertainties that come with scientific and technological achievement. Our dilemma is how to balance the immense but unpredictable potential of science and technology with our acknowledgement that not everything that can be done should be done. We can escape the old polarities of utopias and dystopias, writes Nowotny, by accepting our ambivalence--as a legacy of modernism and a positive cultural resource
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Nowotny, Helga
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
Q175.5
LC item number
.N68513 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Inside technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Technological innovations
  • Curiosity
  • Creative ability in science
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Creative ability in science
  • Curiosity
  • Science
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
Label
Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future, by Helga Nowotny ; translated by Mitch Cohen
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 The Emergence of the New; 2 Paths of Curiosity; 3 Innovation in a Fragile Future; Epilogue Why We Must Remain Modern; Notes
Control code
244794871
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (179 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435654976
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • bb3b59dd-35b2-47ac-9a64-c54b4b4d7790
  • 7814
  • 9780262280761
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)244794871
Label
Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future, by Helga Nowotny ; translated by Mitch Cohen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1 The Emergence of the New; 2 Paths of Curiosity; 3 Innovation in a Fragile Future; Epilogue Why We Must Remain Modern; Notes
Control code
244794871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (179 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435654976
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • bb3b59dd-35b2-47ac-9a64-c54b4b4d7790
  • 7814
  • 9780262280761
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244794871

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