Projecting Possible Lines of Sight for RSSTM

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Scholarship concerning visual representations in science, technology, and medicine is in a preliminary phase. This essay surveys selected areas where visually-oriented rhetorical studies of science, technology and medicine are emerging. It examines the relationships between visual and verbal dimensions of scientific, technical, and medical texts; raises questions concerning the appropriateness of using concepts from the linguistic tradition to analyze visuals; and outlines fruitful areas for further study, ranging from studies of the truth-value of images through public communication about visualizations.

Keywords: visual rhetoric, visuality, visual representations in science

How to Cite: Prelli, L. J. & Condit, C. (2013) “Projecting Possible Lines of Sight for RSSTM”, Poroi. 9(1). doi: