Packet switching works well for moving data — why not use it for moving humans? In a nutshell, the French Aramis transit project proposed packet switching as a. This book was originally published as Aramis, l’amour des Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Latour, Bruno. [Aramis. I:onglish]. Aramis. Aramis is a very high tech automated subway that was developped in France during the 80s; after its sudden demise, an investigation has been requested in the.

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Even though this way of introducing his ideas can be attractive and appealing, it makes more difficult to criticize them, as they are all covered by rhetorical tropes.

As if it were not obvious that technology is just a projection of human creativity and social productivity. Watson; a scholarly treatise introducing the modern sociology of technology; and a reproduction of original archival documents. Politics in the New Climatic Regime.

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The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. The style of the book is very innovative. Javier de Rivera Diaspora Twitter: Their initial conception or an imperfect copy is what you hold in your hand, and it had to be this way if you look at the function of the object in a sensible light, or so the story goes.

This a weird book in which Latour mixes sociological commentary proper with a lot of excerpts from official documents and interviews, all contained in a novel-like narrative framework: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


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Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The fact that the student is an engineer and the professor a sociologist, allows Latour to sketch two conflicting one might say even opposite views on the same topic.

This charming and profound book, part novel and part sociological study, is Latour at his thought-provoking best. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Harvard University Press April 1, Language: Iany Mcgrawn rated it it was amazing Nov 22, Watson; a scholarly treatise introducing the modern sociology of technology; and a reproduction of original archival documents I’m fairly familiar with Latour’s ideas ANT, agency of objects etc.

Warren Whitney rated it it was amazing Sep 01, We only can love a particular application of technology for what it does or can do, or for the meanings embedded in it as a cultural artifact, or for the power or aramiss status we can get through it.

Packet switching works well for moving data — why not use aamis for moving humans? Any policy maker who contemplates spending public money on technological innovation should read it before signing his or her first contractual agreement. The story is told not only from the viewpoint of reports on the failure of the project, but also from the viewpoint of Aramis itself, also mixing in brunno on the nature of technology, and interviews with the main actors in what appears to be a really complicated affair.

Aramis, or the Love of Technology

It began well, but soon just seemed to get very repetitive with him belaboring each point. Published latoour Harvard University Press first published Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. I think [this] is Latour’s best book so far. Paperbackpages. It does not know what society is composed of, and that is why it goes off to learn from others, from those who are constructing society. Would you like to brino us about a lower price?


Well, like it or not – you have to read it. Lay readers will the find the latter parts of the text overwhelming and the former not serious.

Bruno Latour’s “Aramis or the love of technology” – Critical commentary

It would suffice to enter all predicates in the software. Tom Satwicz rated it it was amazing Nov 27, The answer lies, according to Latour, in te nature of bruuno innovation.

Fortunately, the book offers interview scripts and documents that help us reach our own conclusions. Latour makes this point regarding the love affair between a technological creation and its creator through comparisons with Frankenstein, the prototypical creator vs.

David Edgerton Times Literary Supplement On the basis of a detailed empirical study, [Latour] has written three books in one: I found this rather disappointing. For the clear read your bank statement.