Priska Gisler

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Science communication has shifted considerably in Europe over the last decades. Three technology controversies on atoms, genes, and nanoscale sciences and nanotechnologies (NST) turned the style of communication from one-way information, participation and dialogues to the idea of an early and more democratic engagement of the public. Analyzing science(More)
In a Science article published in 1953, Alan Boyden, a zoologist from Rutgers University and a pioneer in systematic serology, gave precise instructions on how to sample animal blood for the tissue collection that he housed in the Serological Museum. His instructions can be read as a ‘prospective account’ indicating the decisive shift in the history of the(More)
In this paper we present a particular history of Limulus polyphemus, the horseshoe crab, as a means of expanding on Haraway’s notion of companion species. Drawing on accounts of the horseshoe crab’s role, on the one hand, in work of the Serological Museum at Rutgers University that spanned the 1940s to the 1970s, and, on the other, in the development of the(More)
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