Ana Taís Martins Portanova Barros
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Ana Taís Martins Portanova Barros received a degree in Communication (Journalism) from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul / UFRGS (1992), a Master’s degree in Sciences of Communication (1998) and a Ph.D. in Sciences of Communication from the Universidade de São Paulo / USP (2003). She is currently Professor and Researcher in the Communication Departement (FABICO) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul / UFRGS, where she also participates in the post-graduate program in Communication and Information (PPGCOM). She is head of Imaginalis (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, (CNPq). Information about her work is available at www.imaginalis.pro.br, and her complete Curriculum Vitae may be viewed at http://lattes.cnpq.br/6339735877466482
Articles of Ana Taís Martins Portanova Barros
Ciência e imaginário: a fotografia como heurística
The epistemological rupture that defined the divide between science and common sense, necessary for the advance of the former, has also established a scientific iconoclasm. Through a revision of the Philosophy of Science and imaginary studies, convergence and dissention, arguments between image and science are sought out in this paper. While using photography as a prototype, this paper argues it can be a heuristic device that integrates creative imagination into the scientific procedure, in order to philosophically embrace the advances in natural sciences.