The laboratory has long been an important part of advancing research in the field of science. The term laboratory has come to connote a culture of research focused on observation, speculation, experimentation and production. Today, many domains belonging outside of the realm of science use the laboratory as a place with the greatest potential for theory and practice to coalesce.
The research herein can be divided into three main parts. The first part offers glimpses of the laboratory from its early conception, to its development and further to its use in fields outside of science...