In his article ‘Where Are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a Few Mundane Artifacts’, Bruno Latour essentially adopts an object-oriented rhetoric where ”he argues that even technologies that are so commonplace that we don’t even think about them can shape the decisions we make, the effects our actions have, and the way we move through the world.” (Latour, 151) From the very beginning of his almost insane seatbelt rant, Latour was able to grab my attention and keep it until end – which is very surprising considering how easily distracted I usually am. 374 more words
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A modernidade é uma falácia, uma ficção inventada para organizar a vida intelectual. Os chamados “modernos” pregam a separação de ciência, política, natureza e cultura, numa teoria distante da realidade do mundo e inadaptada aos desafios impostos neste início de século, acusa o pensador francês Bruno Latour, de 66 anos. 2,000 more words
As ruins go, this one isn’t up to much.
The visitor can find it a short distance off the A993, a main road running along the southern coast of Scotland’s Firth of Forth. 1,166 more words
Sayes, Edwin 2014. Actor-Network Theory and Methodology: Just what Does it Mean to Say that Nonhumans Have Agency? Social Studies of Science 44(1): 134-149.
In the first instance, the term ‘nonhuman’ is intended to signal dissatisfaction with the philosophical tradition in which an object is automatically placed opposite a subject, and the two are treated as radically different. 1,010 more words