Remaking the World: Modeling in Human Experience

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University of Illinois Press, 1996 - 287 من الصفحات
Modeling - building, operating, collecting models of all kinds - involves people from many walks of life. From "folk" to highly trained professionals, from skilled artisans to dreamers, modeling is an important means of self-expression and of contact with and understanding of the world. In Remaking the World, James Roy King weaves together strands of thought creating a tapestry that mirrors John Dewey's pragmatism of sufficiencies. King uses the concept of activity sets - relatively stable combinations of activities that characterize every large-scale human enterprise - to explain how modeling can help people make sense of the world around them. The author also looks at working with small sizes and dealing with a variety of technical details, problems related to collecting and displaying models, and their commercial and aesthetic aspects. Appendixes give information about manufacturers of kits and modeling organizations.
 

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Modeling as Experience
1
Exploring Lilliput
9
World Making
25
Facing Technical Problems
48
Media Games
69
Models on the Marketplace
95
Collecting Models
108
Of Curves Inclines and Other Stimulating Movements
130
Fantasy Experiences
208
Remaking the World
227
Appendixes
231
Makers of Kits and Finished Models
233
Periodicals
243
Modeling Organizations
249
Notes
255
Bibliography
267

Explaining Structures
148
The Personal Element in Modeling
176
An Aesthetic of the Everyday
195

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