Aramis, or the Love of Technology / Edition 1

Aramis, or the Love of Technology / Edition 1

by Bruno Latour
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674043235

ISBN-13: 9780674043237

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Harvard


Bruno Latour has written a unique and wonderful tale of a technological dream gone wrong. As the young engineer and professor follow Aramis' trail--conducting interviews, analyzing documents, assessing the evidence--perspectives keep shifting: the truth is revealed as multilayered, unascertainable, comprising an array of possibilities worthy of Rashomon…  See more details below

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Bruno Latour has written a unique and wonderful tale of a technological dream gone wrong. As the young engineer and professor follow Aramis' trail--conducting interviews, analyzing documents, assessing the evidence--perspectives keep shifting: the truth is revealed as multilayered, unascertainable, comprising an array of possibilities worthy of Rashomon. The reader is eventually led to see the project from the point of view of Aramis, and along the way gains insight into the relationship between human beings and their technological creations. This charming and profound book, part novel and part sociological study, is Latour at his thought-provoking best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674043237
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,026,915
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: Who Killed Aramis?1
1An Exciting Innovation12
2Is Aramis Feasible?51
3Shilly-Shallying in the Seventies84
4Interphase: Three Years of Grace124
5The 1984 Decision: Aramis Exists for Real159
6Aramis at the CET Stage: Will It Keep its Promises?203
7Aramis Is Ready to Go (Away)251
Epilogue: Aramis Unloved289
Glossary303

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