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There is “noise,” and noise

Montuschi, Eleonora (2017) There is “noise,” and noise. Perspectives on Science, 25 (2). pp. 204-225. ISSN 1063-6145

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Identification Number: 10.1162/POSC_a_00241


What is noise? Common sense tells us it is a disturbance, an invasion of our perceptual space, a nuisance. But this is only part of a more complex story that the sciences and modern technologies might help us unravel. ‘Noise’ has a contextual meaning, but it also points at something ‘in nature’ (or in society)—and something that might also have a function and/or beneficial effects. In this article I show that what is categorized as ‘noise’ is there not necessarily to be removed or to be dispensed with, but to be used and taken advantage of.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 02:41

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