By Bruno Latour
Bruno Latour has written a special and beautiful story of a technological dream long gone flawed. because the younger engineer and professor stick to Aramis' trail--conducting interviews, examining files, assessing the evidence--perspectives hold moving: actually published as multilayered, unascertainable, comprising an array of probabilities necessary of Rashomon. The reader is finally ended in see the undertaking from the perspective of Aramis, and alongside the best way earnings perception into the connection among humans and their technological creations. This fascinating and profound ebook, half novel and half sociological examine, is Latour at his thought-provoking top.
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It is because these people translate all the divergent interests of thei r constitu ents, and because they meet together nevertheless, that the Aramis project can gain enough certainty, enoug h confidence, enough enthusiasm to be transformed from paper to prototype. [DOCUMENT] Mat ra ' s p r ima ry v o c a t i o n i s s y s t ems devel opme n t f o r m i l i t a ry a n d s p a c e app l i cat i on s . I t s s u c ce s s s t o r i e s i n cut t i n g e d g e i n du s t r i e s a r e w e l l known .
G I N NOV A __ IO '--__ i'-. __ T -' ___ " Well, Aramis was the eighty-fi rst box of the invention matrix, the niftiest of all, it was the programmed metro seat. The traveler merely goes to the station . He sits down, punches in the progra m , and opens up his newspa per. When the th ing stops, he looks up, puts away his pa per, and there he is, where he wanted to go. It's poi nt-to-poi nt, with no connections, no stops at intermediate stations . The eig hty-first box was the most seductive of all for a with-it technocrat eager to i mpress a client.