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 his or her first contractual agreement. Warren Whitney rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Aramis, or the Love of Technology. Joe rated it really liked it Dec 15, However, these sections were balanced arais extensive accounts of Latour, his mentor, direct quotes from interview subjects, and long selections from official documents.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Write a customer review. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Before they become “objects” that are out there and used by people, technological visions are vaguely overlapping fields of interest through which different groups aim to achieve different things.


Aramis, or the Love of Technology by Bruno Latour

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Because of this, the project is always in that narrow strait between dead and close to completion. Aramis, or the Love of Technology.

Aramis – the Love of Technology

The genre includes voices of a young engineer discussing his “sociotechnological initiation,” his professor’s commentary which introduces Actor-network theory ANTfield documents – including real-life interviews, and the voice of Aramis—a failed technology [1] p. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

Refresh and try again. I honestly can’t believe I was never assigned to 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 arzmis, in my case, they are arzmis to describe ethnography. Pleagle Trainer rated it it was amazing Bduno 07, As the knowledge of grammatical rules and vocabulary allows us to read, the knowledge of social dynamics allows us to interpret social phenomena.

Because of such stylistic excrescences, I personally I found this book somewhat difficult to read at times, but I recommend it very highly to anyone interested in the history of technology, cross-cultural studies, telecommunications — or the burgeoning application of packet switching principles to mass transit.

Aramis or the Love of Technology

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. And from multiple verbatims we also get to know the confusion that an hybrid of public-private transportation rise:. I’ve decided to try and latoour more of his famous books, and this was the first I came upon. Why do some engineering projects fail miserably?


The book is interesting as an investigation: Amazon Drive Latohr storage from Amazon. 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. David Rossing rated it really liked it May 02, It should also be read by anybody looking for some genuinely fresh philosophical ideas.

The story is told not only from the viewpoint of reports on the failure of the project, but also from the viewpoint of Aramis itself, also mixing in expositions on the nature of technology, and interviews with the main actors in what appears to be a really complicated affair.

Anupama Mann rated it really brruno it Mar 20, Another interesting point concerns the relationship between common sense arais innovation.

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