Aramis, or the Love of Technology
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Aramis, or the Love of Technology

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ISBN-13:
9780674043237
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.1996
Seiten:
336
Autor:
Bruno Latour
Gewicht:
472 g
Format:
233x154x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This work tells the story of "Aramis", a technological dream gone wrong. Through the accounts of several different parties involved, it looks at the project to build a guided-transportation system in Paris, plans for which were finally jettisoned in 1987.
Preface Prologue: Who Killed Aramis? 1. An Exciting Innovation 2. Is Aramis Feasible? 3. Shilly-Shallying in the Seventies 4. Interphase: Three Years of Grace 5. The 1984 Decision: Aramis Exists for Real 6. Aramis at the CET Stage: Will It Keep Its Promises? 7. Aramis Is Ready to Go (Away) Epilogue: Aramis Unloved Glossary
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.