Technosphere Magazine: The Risk Equipment Deserves More Credit: Modeling, Epistemic Opacity, and Immersion
Sam Hart

Through examining the way hydraulic engineers employ and tinker with computational models for managing water-related risks, science and technology scholar Matthijs Kouw argues for a more reflected stand against such modeling practice. These models are indispensable as critical tools, and understanding simulation practices as a hybrid and situated form of making-do can lead to better reflection on their epistemic potential.