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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The main social repercussion of the PRTs is the improvement of the conditions of transportation and of life for the public, it represented the socialization of the technological advances, giving a public car to the working classes South Paris Suburbsand making the expensive private cars less valuable. Aramis is often hilarious. The use of a sociological framework to interpret and make sense of the information obtained is not, necessarily, a bias.

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Get to Know Us. Perhaps I’m just dumb, but his points seem to be rather obvious and often seem to be simply latoour games’. I guess I should try the Pasteurization of France before I give up on him!


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Watson; a scholarly treatise introducing the modern sociology of technology; and a reproduction of original archival documents Latour, a French sociologist of science, is quite serious…about what he is creating—a new genre of fiction and reality that tells a larger truth… [The Aramis project] may have been a wild goose chase, but some honkers end up in the oven.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, arajis sign up. Views Read Edit View history. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Latour dissects a large technical project: This is an amazing book about the intersection of social and technical systems and how it works, or doesn’t. Bruno Latour has written a unique and wonderful tale of a technological dream gone wrong.

Aramis – the Love of Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I found this rather disappointing.

How to frame a technological investigation? Now I know basically everything about personal rapid transit–particularly non-material couplings Paperbackpages. Want to Read saving…. In a nutshell, the French Aramis transit project proposed packet switching as a solution to human transport problems though, so far as I can tell, neither the author nor any reviews I have yet read have made this connection.


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This time round, the author of such seminal sociology of science texts as We Have Never Been Modern has set out to do something daring: So, a weird book, a only partly successful experiment, but still interesting especially if you get past the first pages, which might be difficult.

On the basis of a detailed empirical study, he has written three books in one: He is perhaps the best contemporary exponent of the philosophy of interchanges, of continuous passages across traditional dualisms and traditional disciplinary borders.

Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. It is very difficult to gauge whether what has been established is just the basics, latur the grunt of the work, leaving only the details.

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