Two items to point out this evening.
First, some historians and philosophers of science and technology at the University of Toronto have gathered together to form their own blog, The Bubble Chamber (perhaps betraying the influence of physics on their fields). While some of the posts suggest they have not been particularly engaged with the intersections of politics and science, it’s hard to find many historians and philosophers of science and technology looking at contemporary issues, and I think they’re off to a good start.
The fine folks behind the Places and Spaces: Mapping Science project have just released a book, Atlas of Science. Those familiar with the exhibit will have some idea what to expect, but for those who haven’t, the promotional brochure teases at the lovely maps within. With the growth of scientific data not likely to stop or slow down in the foreseeable future, having visual means to represent lots of data is a useful alternative, one this atlas can encourage. At just under $30 USD (plus shipping and handling), via MIT Press, it’s a bargain.