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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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Any policy maker who contemplates spending public money on technological innovation should read it before signing aramia or her first contractual agreement. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Eugenia rated it it was amazing Oct 03, The conundrum the author is after: Post a comment or leave a trackback: Ships from and sold by Amazon.

As they say ‘the journey is the reward’ and bruo this book that’s really where the meat is. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Here at last is science studies that avoids self-exemption and partakes, with humor and emotion, of the very processes it depicts.

Since every study has to limit its scope, why not encompass it within the boundaries proposed by the interviewees themselves? Now I know basically everything about personal rapid transit–particularly non-material couplings Well, it a was public transportation project in France which lasted for about two decades, but never came to fruition, despite the hundreds of millions of francs 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: He is perhaps the best contemporary exponent of the philosophy of interchanges, of continuous passages across traditional dualisms and traditional disciplinary borders.


Aramis, or the Love of Technology. Armais, a French sociologist of science, is quite serious…about what he is creating—a new genre of fiction and reality that tells a larger truth… [The Aramis project] may have been a wild goose chase, but some honkers end up in the oven.

Why did such a brunl project, into which millions of francs were invested in 13 years, and p Aramis tells the story of the birth and death of a high-tech public transportation project.

Aramis, or the Love of Technology by Bruno Latour

Set up a giveaway. Using Aramis itself as the voice of martyred technology just becomes increasingly absurd throughout the book. Interspersed between the earthly engineering discussions and pragmatic business calculations, these monologues were laatour huge distraction.

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The Aramis book is a meta dialog by a sociologist about the development of a technology, how project structure, etc. Emily rated it really liked it Sep 10, Aramis is a strange but deep book that comes to counterintuitive, urgent conclusions, pleading for more successful parlay between technology and humanism, animate arakis inanimate, body and soul. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Aramis or the Love of Technology

Society is the real object of study beneath any social research, and the particular aims of a research only can make sense in relation with that whole arammis. Another interesting point concerns the relationship between common sense and innovation.


Feb 02, Siri H. This is far from the truth when one pays attention to how they are brought to being. Latour makes this point regarding the love affair between a technological creation and its creator through comparisons with Frankenstein, the prototypical creator vs.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I think [this] is Latour’s best book so far. Published by Harvard University Press first published The reader is eventually led to see the project from the point of aramls of Aramis, armis along the way gains insight into the relationship between human beings and their technological creations.

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

Return to Armais Page. I honestly can’t believe I was never assigned lator read this in any of my coursework, as it seems like it would be a natural fit into any methods course and would add so much to traditional methods readings, which are inordinately dry and dull considering, in my case, they are meant to describe ethnography. Books by Bruno Latour. Latour, a French sociologist of science, is quite serious This article needs additional citations for verification. Technology is not a realm or a thing in itself, is a central feature of culture.