ContentsIntroduction: On Speculative Media PhilosophyPart I1. Molecular Entertainment2. Visuality and Experimental Knowledge Practices3. A Feeling for Theoretical BiologyPart II4. Eco-social Media5. Governing the SocialPart III6. The Animation Apparatus7. Epistemic CapturePostscript: A Prolegomenon to Governmental DesignAcknowledgmentsNotesVideography BibliographyIndex
Adam Nocek is assistant professor in the philosophy of technology and in science and technology studies and is director of the Center for Philosophical Technologies at Arizona State University. He is coeditor of The Lure of Whitehead (Minnesota, 2014).
"Thoughtful and deeply researched, Molecular Capture brings together history of science, media theory, and philosophy of representation, power, and governmentality to present a provocative argument about the relation of entertainment and science as crystallized in the form of molecular animation."-Kirsten Ostherr, director of the Medical Futures Lab and the Medical Humanities Program, Rice University"Putting aside traditional film history models, Molecular Capture theorizes the time-based molecular model's emergence across the science-entertainment divide. Part history of animation and part speculative visual theory of science imaging, Molecular Capture shows us the extent to which our fascination with the molecular, and molecules themselves, move fluidly across the science-entertainment divide."-Lisa Cartwright, University of California, San Diego