Selected Bibliography

This is a list (in progress) of authors who have engaged with the study of the microscopic, from  technical,  aesthetic, and  theoretical perspectives.

Baker, H. (1742). Baker, Henry – The microscope made easy : or, I. The nature, uses and magnifying powers of the best kinds of microscopes … Retrieved July 4, 2011, from

Bakke, M. (2008). Zoe-philic Desires: Wet media art and beyond. Parallax, 14, 21-34. doi:10.1080/13534640802159104

Bakke, M. (n.d.). ZOE-PHILIA AND THE PREDICAMENT OF ANTHROPOCENTRISM « MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 5, 2011, from

Barad, K. (2000). Reconceiving scientific literacy as agential literacy. In R. Reid & S. Traweek (Eds.), Doing Science + Culture (pp. 221-258). New York London: Routledge.

Barad, K. (2007). Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning. Duke University Press.

Birrigam, C. (2009). Life Cycle of a common weed. Massachussets Institute of Technologies, Cambridge, MA.

Braun, B. (2007). Biopolitics and the molecularization of life. Cultural Geographies, 14(1), 6-28.

Brown, T., & Bell, M. (2008). Imperial or postcolonial governance? Dissecting the genealogy of a global public health strategy. Social Science & Medicine, 67(10), 1571-1579. doi:16/j.socscimed.2008.07.027

Clough, P. (2008). The Affective Turn : Political Economy, Biomedia and Bodies. Theory, Culture & Society, 25(1), 1-22.

Crary, J. (1990). Techniques of the observer : on vision and modernity in the nineteenth century. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Deleuze, G., & Guattari, F. (1988). A Thousand Plateaus : Capitalism and Schizophrenia. London: Athlone Press.

Deleuze, Gilles. (1993). The fold : Leibniz and the baroque. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Discourse Studies of Scientific Popularization: Questioning the Boundaries. (2003, May 1).

Domanska, E. (2010). Beyond Anthropocentrism in Historical Studies. Historein, 10, 118-.

Flegler, S. L., Jr, J. W. H., & Klomparens, K. L. (1997). Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy: An Introduction (New Ed.). OUP USA.

Fleming, C., & O’Carroll, J. (2010). The Art of the Hoax. Parallax, 16(4), 45-59. doi:10.1080/13534645.2010.508648

Foucault, M. (1981). Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings. New York: Panthenon Books.

Foucault, M. (1989a). The Order of Things. London-New York: Routledge.

Foucault, M. (1989b). The Archaeology of Knowledge. London-New York: Routledge.

Foucault, Michel, Bertani, M., Fontana, A., Ewald, F., & Macey, D. (2003). Society must be defended : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76. New York: Picador.

FRIEDMAN. (1999). Communicating Uncertainty: Media Coverage of New and Controversial Science (Lea’s Communication Series) (1st ed.). Lawrence Erlbaum.

Gannett, L. (2001). Racism and Human Genome Diversity Research: The Ethical Limits of “Population Thinking.” Philosophy of Science, 68(S1), S479.

Guattari, Félix. (1995). Chaosmosis : an ethico-aesthetic paradigm. Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press.

Guattari, Félix. (2000). The three ecologies. London ; New Brunswick, N.J.: Athlone Press.

Kay, L. (1997). Cybernetics, Information, Life: The Emergence of Scriptural Representations of Heredity. Configurations, 5(1), 21-91.

Kay, L. E. (2000). Who wrote the book of life? : a history of the genetic code. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

Kember, S. (2003). Cyberfeminism and Artificial Life. London: Routledge.

King, N. B. (2002). Security, Disease, Commerce: Ideologies of Postcolonial Global Health. Social Studies of Science, 32(5/6), 763-789.

Leach, B. (1973). Decision-making in big science-the development of the high voltage electron microscope. Research Policy, 2(1), 56-70.

Munster, A. (2006). Materializing new media : embodiment in information aesthetics. Dartmouth, NH: Dartmouth College Press.

Parikka, J. (2008). Politics of Swarms: Translations between Entomology and Biopolitics. Parallax, 14, 112-124. doi:10.1080/13534640802159187


Philip, Kavita, Irani, L., & Dourish, P. (2010). Postcolonial Computing: A Tactical Survey. Science, Technology & Human Values. doi:10.1177/0162243910389594

Prebus, A. F. (1998). Events at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto, leading to the first North American electron microscope. Micron, 29(4), 289-292. doi:16/S0968-4328(97)00053-X

Raman, S., & Tutton, R. (2010). Life, Science, and Biopower. Science, Technology & Human Values, 35(5), 711 -734. doi:10.1177/0162243909345838

Rasmussen, N. (1996). Making a machine instrumental: RCA and the wartime origins of biological electron microscopy in America, 1940-1945. Studies In History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 27(3), 311-349. doi:16/0039-3681(95)00042-9

Schickore, J. (2009, June). Test Objects for Microscopes. Retrieved November 16, 2010,

Schramm, H., Schwarte, L., & Lazardzig, J. (2008). Instruments in art and science: on the architectonics of cultural boundaries in the 17th century. Walter de Gruyter.

Smelik, A. (2008). Tunnel Vision: Inner, outer and virtual space in science fiction films and medical documentaries. In A. Smelik & N. Lykke (Eds.), Bits of life : feminism at the intersections of media, bioscience, and technology (pp. 129-146). Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Stafford, B. M. (1993a). Voyeur or Observer?: Enlightenment Thoughts on the Dilemmas of Display. Configurations, 1(1), 95-128.

Stafford, B. M. (1996). Good looking : essays on the virtue of images. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press.

Stengers, I. (2010). Cosmopolitics I — University of Minnesota Press. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Thacker, E. (2004). Biomedia (Vol. 11). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Thacker, E. (2005). The global genome : biotechnology, politics, and culture. Cambridge, MA ; London: MIT Press.


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