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  • Munich, London, Oxford, Paris, Berlin, Pisa, Zürich

What makes an object scientific? Is objectification a very basic principle in the creation of scientific paradigms? Do things talk? Or do we need to investigate what people wanted things to say? The virtual representation of what the participants called a ‘shared essay in the form of the Grand Tour’ is meant in particular to stimulate discussion on the questions with which the seminarians went on tour. The visitor can leaf through the pages of a virtual travel journal and is invited to join the discussion forum on selected scientific objects, such as Einstein’s blackboard or a plush penguin at the Scott Polar Institute.