Laboratory Lifestyles

The Construction of Scientific Fictions

Author: Sandra Kaji-O'Grady

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 847

A generously illustrated examination of the boom in luxurious, resort-style scientific laboratories and how this affects scientists' work. The past decade has seen an extraordinary laboratory-building boom. This new crop of laboratories features spectacular architecture and resort-like amenities. The buildings sprawl luxuriously on verdant campuses or sit sleekly in expensive urban neighborhoods. Designed to attract venture capital, generous philanthropy, and star scientists, these laboratories are meant to create the ideal conditions for scientific discovery. Yet there is little empirical evidence that shows if they do. Laboratory Lifestyles examines this new species of scientific laboratory from architectural, economic, social, and scientific perspectives. Generously illustrated with photographs of laboratories and scientists at work in them, the book investigates how “lifestyle science” affects actual science. Are scientists working when they stretch in a yoga class, play volleyball in the company tournament, chat in an on-site café, or show off their facilities to visiting pharmaceutical executives? The book describes, among other things, the role of beanbag chairs in the construction of science at Xerox PARC; the Southern California vibe of the RAND Corporation (Malibu), General Atomic (La Jolla), and Hughes Research Laboratories (Malibu); and Biosphere 2's “bionauts” as both scientists and scientific subjects; and interstellar laboratories. Laboratory Lifestyles (the title is an allusion to Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar's influential Laboratory Life) documents a shift in what constitutes scientific practice; these laboratories and their lifestyles are as experimental as the science they cultivate. Contributors Kathleen Brandt, Russell Hughes, Tim Ivison, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Stuart W. Leslie, Brian Lonsway, Sean O'Halloran, Simon Sadler, Chris L. Smith, Nicole Sully, Ksenia Tatarchenko, William Taylor, Julia Tcharfas, Albena Yaneva, Stelios Zavos

Laboratory Lifestyles

The Construction of Scientific Fictions

Author: Sandra Kaji-O'Grady

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 356

A generously illustrated examination of the boom in luxurious, resort-style scientific laboratories and how this affects scientists' work. The past decade has seen an extraordinary laboratory-building boom. This new crop of laboratories features spectacular architecture and resort-like amenities. The buildings sprawl luxuriously on verdant campuses or sit sleekly in expensive urban neighborhoods. Designed to attract venture capital, generous philanthropy, and star scientists, these laboratories are meant to create the ideal conditions for scientific discovery. Yet there is little empirical evidence that shows if they do. Laboratory Lifestyles examines this new species of scientific laboratory from architectural, economic, social, and scientific perspectives. Generously illustrated with photographs of laboratories and scientists at work in them, the book investigates how “lifestyle science” affects actual science. Are scientists working when they stretch in a yoga class, play volleyball in the company tournament, chat in an on-site café, or show off their facilities to visiting pharmaceutical executives? The book describes, among other things, the role of beanbag chairs in the construction of science at Xerox PARC; the Southern California vibe of the RAND Corporation (Malibu), General Atomic (La Jolla), and Hughes Research Laboratories (Malibu); and Biosphere 2's “bionauts” as both scientists and scientific subjects; and interstellar laboratories. Laboratory Lifestyles (the title is an allusion to Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar's influential Laboratory Life) documents a shift in what constitutes scientific practice; these laboratories and their lifestyles are as experimental as the science they cultivate. Contributors Kathleen Brandt, Russell Hughes, Tim Ivison, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady, Stuart W. Leslie, Brian Lonsway, Sean O'Halloran, Simon Sadler, Chris L. Smith, Nicole Sully, Ksenia Tatarchenko, William Taylor, Julia Tcharfas, Albena Yaneva, Stelios Zavos

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness, with Laboratories

Author: Charles B. Corbin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN:

Category: Exercise

Page: 316

View: 240

Updates an introductory college text first published 25 years ago, and now in its eighth edition. Another version with a similar title, different ISBN (0-697-12611), is identical, except this one has three concluding chapters on the use and abuse of tobacco and alcohol and of other drugs, and on prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

LabOratory

Speaking of Science and Its Architecture

Author: Sandra Kaji-O'Grady

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Design

Page: 360

View: 886

An illustrated examination of laboratory architecture and the work that it does to engage the public, recruit scientists, and attract funding. The laboratory building is as significant to the twenty-first century as the cathedral was to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The contemporary science laboratory is built at the grand scales of cathedrals and constitutes as significant an architectural statement. The laboratory is a serious investment in architectural expression in an attempt to persuade us of the value of the science that goes on inside. In this lavishly illustrated book, Sandra Kaji-O'Grady and Chris L. Smith explore the architecture of modern life science laboratories, and the work that it does to engage the public, recruit scientists, and attract funding. Looking at the varied designs of eleven important laboratories in North America, Europe, and Australia, all built between 2005 and 2019, Kaji-O'Grady and Smith examine the relationship between the design of contemporary laboratory buildings and the ideas and ideologies of science. Observing that every laboratory architect and client declares the same three aspirations—to eliminate boundaries, to communicate the benefits of its research programs, and to foster collaboration—Kaji-O'Grady and Smith organize their account according to the themes of boundaries, expression, and socialization. For instance, they point to the South Australian Health and Medical Institute's translucent envelope as the material equivalent of institutional accountability; the insistent animal imagery of the NavarraBioMed laboratory in Spain; and the Hillside Research Campus's mimicry of the picturesque fishing village that once occupied its site. Through these and their other examples, Kaji-O'Grady and Smith show how the architecture of the laboratory shapes the science that takes place within it.

Principles & Labs for Fitness and Wellness

Author: Werner W. K. Hoeger

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Exercise

Page: 422

View: 788

This volume contains 17 chapters and exercises that serve as a guide to implement and complete a lifetime fitness and wellness programme. Extensive and up-to-date information is provided on: nutrition, weight management, cardiovascular and cancer-risk management, exercise and ageing; stress management; prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases and substance abuse.

Health Fitness

Guide to a Life-style

Author: David E. Cundiff

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 495

Healthy Lifestyles

Activities and Selected Readings

Author: John Scheer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

View: 225

Student Workbook for Laboratory Procedures for Medical Office Personnel

Author: MaryAnn Woods

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 940

This superb companion to Stepp & Woods: Laboratory Procedures for Medical Office Personnel is custom-designed to maximize understanding of the knowledge needed in the laboratory. For every chapter in the main text, this essential resource contains matching exercises that strengthen vocabulary, short-answer questions that test knowledge, and critical thinking problems that apply to real-life situations. Matching exercises help to strengthen vocabulary skills. Short-answer review questions allow students to test their knowledge of critical concepts. Critical thinking problemsenable readers to apply what theyve learned to real-life situations. Some problems in the workbook are designed so that they can not be solved without consulting additional references. This helps familiarize students with the types of research necessary in the laboratory setting.

Laboratory Equipment

Lifestyles and the Environment

Author: Association canadienne de normalisation

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 55

View: 671

99 Ways to a Simple Lifestyle

Author: Center for Science in the Public Interest

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Consumer education

Page: 381

View: 479

Science as a Way of Life

A Biography of C.N.R. Rao

Author: Mohan Sundara Rajan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Chemistry

Page: 173

View: 876

Biography of an Indian scientist.