By Sandra Braman
This quantity examines the convergence of biotechnology and verbal exchange structures and explores how this convergence at once affects our realizing of the character of verbal exchange. Editor Sandra Braman brings jointly students to envision this convergence in 3 components: genetic info and ''facticity''; social concerns and implications; and the commercial and felony concerns raised via the construction and possession of data. The paintings highlights the delicate procedures happening as biotechnology and knowledge expertise structures proceed to conform. The chapters during this e-book method the advanced heritage of this subject and the problems it increases from a couple of instructions. It starts off through interpreting the shared gains and areas of biotechnology and electronic info applied sciences as meta-technologies--qualitatively exact from either the instruments first utilized in the premodern period and the economic applied sciences that characterised modernity. subsequent, the e-book explores what's and isn't important in treating the categories of knowledge processed via the 2 meta-technologies via a shared conceptual lens and appears at concerns raised through the possession of genetic and electronic info. the ultimate chapters are keen on relationships among details and gear. Defining a destiny examine schedule for verbal exchange scholarship, this paintings is useful to students and scholars in technological know-how conversation, cultural experiences, details applied sciences, and sociology.
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2). Some evidence for similar loss of the attractiveness of queen tracks to worker bees is provided by Velthuis’s observations of interactions between a group of queenless workers and “substitute” queens (workers bearing queen pheromones on their bodies). The attractiveness of the substitute queens lasted for 5–45 min, the mean duration being 15 min (Velthuis 1972). Thus queen tracks are attractive to workers (and, therefore, are perceived by them) for the duration long enough to exercise the action of the tracks on their behaviour and the state of the colony.
The queen tracks left on the cage surface result in a certain density in the air near the surface of the track molecules (what is of interest) which are perceived by the worker bees gathered on the cage and weighed (the measurements). While the perception of the tracks by the workers and estimation of cage attractiveness by weighing the cage is rather a complex process, volatilization of queen tracks, presumably, is very simple (see bottom of Fig. 1), adequately modeled by Eq. 2). Some evidence for similar loss of the attractiveness of queen tracks to worker bees is provided by Velthuis’s observations of interactions between a group of queenless workers and “substitute” queens (workers bearing queen pheromones on their bodies).
Biotechnology and Communication: The Meta-Technologies of Information (Routledge Communication Series) by Sandra Braman