visualization and simulation

Shelley Turkle, talking about simulation, defines it as a process that

brings new ways to see and forget (Turkle, S. Simulation and its Discontents, 2009)

Considering visualization a particular type of simulation, then we can interpret the above statements as  a. something that reveals but at the same time leaves out elements that constitute the object but are overlooked or deemed unimportant. b. something that transforms the object studied into something that is neither real, nor completely artificial, an object of the in-between, that nonetheless can provide an “idea” of what the object would look like if we magnified it millions of times of if we were able to see it without any interfaces.

 

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