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Bruno Latour, Sociology of Technology and Design

Design and technology should not be thought as weapons used to make people do what we want, but tools to improve lives. 757 more words

Design

Robots don't kill workers, do they?

Actually, robots do kill people.

A 21 year old external contractor was installing the robot together with a colleague when he was struck in the chest by the robot and pressed against a metal plate.

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The Anthropocene in "Tegenlicht"

The latest episode of the Dutch TV programme “Tegenlicht” (VPRO) was entirely devoted to the Anthropocene. The documentary (in Dutch/interviews in English) featured contributions by Bruno Latour, Andrea Wulf, Jan Zalasiewicz, and Phil Gibbard. 8 more words

News

Is Latour's "diplomacy" actually "conservative"?

Paradoxically, Bruno Latour’s anti-scientism is accompanied by a conservative regression towards institutional demarcations and by his legitimisation of the hierarchies that are internal to the institutions demarcated in this way.

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Gaukroger and the "naturalization of the human"

Stephen Gaukroger’s monumental series on the modern world is a must-read for those interacting with Latour’s concept of Modernity.

In this third volume, published last year, Gaukroger considers the crucial period 1739 (the publication of Hume’s… 92 more words

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Laboratory Life: the Social Construction of Scientific Facts

Laboratory Life: the Social Construction of Scientific Facts by Bruno Latour and Steve Woolgar

Synopsis: This highly original work presents laboratory science in a deliberately skeptical way: as an anthropological approach to the culture of the scientist. 251 more words

History

Formulating a Cosmos in the City

In reading the introductory essay in Urban Cosmopolitics: Agencements, Assemblies, Atmospheres*, I found some ideas that resonated with my potential dissertation topic of the intersection of human-made physical and digital ecologies and the humans that are affected by such space. 540 more words

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