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Rethinking Filter: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Typology and Concept of Filter, Towards an Active Filter Model

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Biomaterials Department, Max Planck institute of Colloids and Interfaces, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
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Matters of Activity, Image Space Material, Cluster of Excellence Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany
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Department of Values, Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft, 2600 AA Delft, The Netherlands
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Sustainability 2020, 12(18), 7284; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187284
Received: 30 June 2020 / Revised: 17 August 2020 / Accepted: 30 August 2020 / Published: 4 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rethinking Filter: Responsibility and Sustainability)
This work aims to re-investigate different aspects of a variety of filters and filtration processes within diverse realms of knowledge from an interdisciplinary point of view, and develops a comprehensive Active Model of Filter that accommodates the phenomena in its entire diversity and complexity. The Active Filter Model proposes to take Filter—from various fields and scales operating at material and symbolic level—not as mere objects, but as difference-producing phenomena that need to be addressed as complex active systems within event-based boundaries. The model underlines a systemic, operative, performative, and negentropic nature to the phenomena that invites one to; recognize various elements and intra-actions within a filter system; follow chains of operations and processes that render the activity; take the performative and ecology building aspect of the filter activity into consideration; and acknowledge the negentropic, order-producing nature of filtering phenomena. The Active Filter Model is meant to serve as a foundation for further analysis and synthesis in various fields dealing with Filter, and the research approach is put forward as a paradigm for how seemingly disciplinary concepts such as Filter can be rethought through interdisciplinary methods, and mutually complement research questions within active matter, biology, information philosophy, data science and sustainability discourses. View Full-Text
Keywords: filter; active matter; material; information; systemic; ecology; membrane; data science; sensor; sustainability filter; active matter; material; information; systemic; ecology; membrane; data science; sensor; sustainability
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Razghandi, K.; Yaghmaei, E. Rethinking Filter: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Typology and Concept of Filter, Towards an Active Filter Model. Sustainability 2020, 12, 7284. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187284

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Razghandi K, Yaghmaei E. Rethinking Filter: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Typology and Concept of Filter, Towards an Active Filter Model. Sustainability. 2020; 12(18):7284. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187284

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Razghandi, Khashayar, and Emad Yaghmaei. 2020. "Rethinking Filter: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry into Typology and Concept of Filter, Towards an Active Filter Model" Sustainability 12, no. 18: 7284. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12187284

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