Drawing a Hypothesis is an exciting reader on the ontology of forms of visualizations and on the development of the diagrammatic view and its use in contemporary art, science and theory. In an intense process of exchange with artists and scientists, Nikolaus Gansterer reveals drawing as a media of research enabling the emergence of new narratives and ideas by tracing the speculative potential of diagrams. Based on a discursive analysis of found figures with the artists' own diagrammatic maps and models, the invited authors create unique correlations between thinking and drawing. Due to its ability to mediate between perception and reflection, drawing proves to be one of the most basic instruments of scientific and artistic practice, and plays an essential role in the production and communication of knowledge. The book is a rich compendium of figures of thought, which moves from scientific representation through artistic interpretation and vice versa.
Index of Figures. - Drawing a Hypothesis (Preface), Nikolaus Gansterer. - I Must Be Seeing Things, Clemens Krümmel. - A line with variable direction, which traces no contour, and delimits no form, Susanne Leeb. - Grapheus Was Here, Anthony Auerbach. - Asynchronous Connections, Kirsten Matheus. - Figures of Thoughts, Gerhard Dirmoser. - Collection of Figures of Thoughts, Gerhard Dirmoser. - The Line of Thought, Hanneke Grootenboer. - Dances of Space, Marc Boeckler, - Distancing the If and Then, Emma Cocker. - Processing the Routes of Thoughts, Kerstin Bartels. - The Hand, the Creatures & The Singing Garden, Moira Roth. - Drawing Interest / Recording Vitality, Karin Harasser. - Hypotheses non Fingo or When Symbols Fail, Andreas Schinner, - Three Elements, Axel Stockburger. - A Fragmentary Collection of Emotions and Orientations, graphically recorded, Christian Reder. - Radical Cartographies, Philippe Rekazewicz. - Measuring the World, Katharina Bösch, Christine Haupt-Stummer, Andreas Kristof. - Subjective Objectivities, Jörg Piringer. - The Afterthought of Drawing: Six Hypotheses, Jane Tormey. - Nonself compatibility in Plants – The Floral-Animal continuity, Monika Bakke. - On the importance of scientific research in relation to the humanities, Walter Seidl. - Strong Evidence for telon-priming Cell Layers in the mammalian olfactory bulb, Nardo, M. L.; Adam, A.; Brandlmayr, P.; Fisher B. F. - Expected Anomalies caused by increased Radiation Activity, Christina Stadlbauer. - On Pluto 86 Winter lasts 92 Years, Ralo Mayer. - The Unthought Known, Felix de Mendelssohn. - wiry fantasy or the electronic line is also a handwriting and itself effects the overcoming of its system, which it draws, constructs and leaves: into the poetical eye, too, which has dreamed its original state of pure perception and launches itself into the dialogue as source, Ferdinand Schmatz. – Appendix: Subindex. Index of Names. Personalia. Notices.