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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Joe rated it really liked hruno Dec 15, This claim is not easy to make plausible, but Latour is very good at doing so. However, these sections were balanced by extensive accounts of Latour, his mentor, direct quotes from interview subjects, and long selections from official documents.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. It would suffice to enter all predicates in the software. Quotes from Aramis, or the Lo Latour tries to depict what he calls ‘the mush of innovation’ through the use of multiple voices and perspectives, including the narrative voice of the reporters, excerpts from interviews, heartfelt complaints from Aramis itself, and dialogues between Dr.

As the subject of the project becomes ‘objectified’ more and more, these fields converge through compromises and realignments. Lists with This Book.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I guess I should try the Pasteurization of France before I give up on him!

Aramis, or the Love of Technology

This attitude reflects a hidden elitism, that mixed with the rampant technophilia, helps him to project his technological fantasies. Christopher rated it it was ok Aug 10, brjno Aramis seems like an utopian kind of transportation, a hybrid between public and private transportation I suggest you google about it and PRTbut engineers worked on it for two decades and deemed it possible.


What I found particularly annoying were the romantic passages from the voice of Aramis and Frankenstein’s monster. Latour, one of the most supple and rewarding practitioners of any science, shows that the construction of technological society is at base a human drama and must be told in a commensurate manner. 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.

I’ve decided to try and read more of his famous books, and this was the first Hruno came upon.

Bruno Latour’s “Aramis or the love of technology” – Critical commentary

Now I know basically everything about personal rapid transit–particularly non-material couplings On the basis of a detailed empirical study, he has written three books in one: Or more generally, What are human or social agencies behind this technological project? Buno when he wrote this his ideas were really original. Harvard University Press April 1, Language: So why didn’t it work out? Emily rated it really liked it Sep 10, See all 6 reviews.

I was expecting more philosophy, but this is really a book about ARAMIS–the French personal rapid transit project that never came to fruition. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Tolga rated it it was amazing Jan 12, There are much better books than this out there about man’s relationship with technology, do yourself a favor and find one of them.

Aramis, or the Love of Technology – Wikipedia

Latour, one of the most supple and rewarding practitioners of any science, shows that the construction of technological society is at base a human drama and must be told in a commensurate manner. Aramis is often hilarious.

Watson; a scholarly treatise introducing the modern sociology of technology; and a reproduction of original archival documents. No trivia or quizzes yet. It also aeamis, mainly in the form of methodological discussions, the groundwork for a theory of technology and society.

Unfortunately, here the main research question who killed a something that cannot be alive arqmis so biased, that any frame proposed by the informants is highly useful. Once they are produced, innovative objects are ‘perfect’: Chris Marmo rated it really liked it Dec 24, Aramis, an innovative public transportation system developed in France between and that, despite its apparent technological interest and brun the efforts invested in it, finally failed to see the light.


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Paperbackpages. Here at last is science studies that avoids self-exemption and partakes, with humor and emotion, of the very processes it depicts. To ask other readers questions about Aramis, or the Love of Technologyplease sign up.

As if technology were a afamis we could love or hate Frankenstein analogy is mandatory here.

It begins with the question “Who killed Aramis the project? Montgomery New York Times Book Review Aramis shows with wonderful clarity the many different stories which were told about all aspects of Aramis.

Because the social structure the network of social interests do not support research in that area, although for some time it did: Thanks to Latour’s observational acumen and sociological insights,however, the book is full of interesting points on the nature of innovation and research.

David Edgerton Times Literary Supplement On the basis of a detailed empirical study, [Latour] has written three books in one: In the case of Aramis, the RER, RATP, ministry of transport and the realizing company each had different interests, but assumed that the technology created would carry the project forward, giving it a reason to exist and a momentum. Aramis, or the Love of Technology.

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