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The Social Construction of Scientific Facts

First published in jimsresearchnotes 14 Jan 2010 (minor revisions 11 October 2014).

The Social Construction of Scientific Facts

Background: One of my main interests has been the constructionist sociology of science, from the late 1960s by reading Kuhn (1962) and Fell (1960). 1,734 more words

Bruno Latour

Repair Work in the Sociology of Science

In The Social Construction of Housing Facts I kept close to Latour and Woolgar’s approach in Laboratory Life: the social construction of scientific facts (1979). I considered using some of Goffman’s concepts to enrich the analysis but decided that it would be wiser to stick to the text of… 757 more words

Bruno Latour

Online hierarkier fejlfordeler magten

46.650 personer har retweetet det, mens 55.638 har tilføjet det blandt foretrukne opslag. Men det er blot ubetydelige femcifrede beløb, vi taler om her.

De her tal blegner helt, når de stilles op i mod… 818 more words

Barack Obama

ARTS CAST SYMPOSIUM at MIT Seeing/ Sounding / Sensing: Sept. 26-27, 2014

I made the trek to this 2-day Arts/Science gathering of all manner of arts/science folk pontificating the intersections of arts and science (and more precisely the ‘scientific method’). 143 more words

Alvin Lucier

Latour's metaphysical turn

Apart from keeping you updated on future events; I also want to make use of this blog to highlight some recent articles, which might be of interest to the readers. 101 more words


Happy Hour Tonight! 7PM, Long Lounge

Join us for tonight’s Bruno Latour themed happy hour at 7PM in the Long Lounge, immediately following his lecture at the CAST Symposium (you must already have tickets in order to attend this lecture). 8 more words