Coverart for item
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
"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 acknowledgment 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."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Inside technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Technological innovations
  • Curiosity
  • Creative ability in science
  • Technische vernieuwing
  • Nieuwsgierigheid
  • Creativiteit
  • Wetenschap
  • Innovation
  • Wissenschaft
  • Neugier
  • Soziologie
Label
Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future, by Helga Nowotny ; translated by Mitch Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of the new -- Paths of curiosity -- Innovation in a fragile future -- Epilogue: why we must remain modern
Control code
182573648
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780262141031
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007048462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)182573648
Label
Insatiable curiosity : innovation in a fragile future, by Helga Nowotny ; translated by Mitch Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of the new -- Paths of curiosity -- Innovation in a fragile future -- Epilogue: why we must remain modern
Control code
182573648
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780262141031
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007048462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)182573648

Library Locations

    • Curtis Laws Wilson LibraryBorrow it
      400 West 14th Street, Rolla, MO, 65409, US
      37.955220 -91.772210
Processing Feedback ...