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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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. As the young engineer and professor follow Aramis’ trail–conducting interviews, analyzing documents, assessing the evidence–perspectives keep shifting: Any policy maker who contemplates spending public money on technological innovation should read it before signing his or her first contractual agreement.

Unfortunately, here the main research question who killed a something that cannot be alive is so biased, that any frame proposed by the informants is highly useful. I’m fairly familiar with Latour’s ideas ANT, agency of objects etc. I found this rather disappointing.

Aramis, or the Love of Technology

It seems to me that there were some pretty serious flaws in the arguments presented in this book and I remain unconvinced by the value of ANT. It would suffice to enter all predicates in the software. On the contrary, it seems fairer to write theoretical issues and research reports in a clear straightforward way, to facilitate and stimulate the further discussion of ideas.


Latour tries to depict what he calls ‘the mush of innovation’ through the use of multiple voices and perspectives, including the narrative voice of the reporters, excerpts from interviews, heartfelt complaints from Aramis itself, and dialogues between Dr. Clear books are boring propaganda.

Aramis or the Love of Technology

The main social repercussion of the PRTs is the improvement of the conditions of transportation and of life for the public, it represented the socialization of the technological advances, giving a public car to the working classes South Paris Suburbsand making the expensive private arajis less valuable. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

It looks like a funny wink to end the book, but it is very significant because addresses the real question beneath the case: He is perhaps the best contemporary exponent of the philosophy of interchanges, of continuous passages across traditional latoue and traditional disciplinary borders. 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: The style of the book is very innovative.

Aramis, or the Love of Technology — Bruno Latour | Harvard University Press

The analysis of how the people involved in the project shifted position, changed their own description of their attitude toward the technology, brno particularly revealing. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?


Dec 03, Greig rated it it was ok. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Because the social structure the network of social interests do not support research in that area, although for some time it did: Aramis, or the Love of Technologyin this translation by Catherine Porter, comes out the way a game arajis should, au pointjuicy and delicious.

Return to Book Page. The second relevant aspect in which his thought can be easily perceived is the way Sociology, and social science in general, is caricatured as a non-logical discipline, with unreliable methods of research and weak theoretical foundations.

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Aramis, or the Love of Technology by Bruno Latour

It is very difficult to gauge whether what has been established is just the basics, or the grunt of the work, leaving only the details. Paperbackpages. In grad school, I studied how science and technology are altered by and alter our perceptions of reality. Defies characterization, in a good way. It is written in a style that only a Gallic scientist could conceive for example, in a passage about project complexity, Latour writes: Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

Lay readers will the find the latter parts of the text overwhelming and the former not serious.