Aramis, or, The love of technology
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.
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Review: Aramis, or the Love of TechnologyUser Review - Siri H. - Goodreads
Defies characterization, in a good way. Read full review
Review: Aramis, or the Love of TechnologyUser Review - Cns - Goodreads
I was expecting more philosophy, but this is really a book about ARAMIS--the French personal rapid transit project that never came to fruition. Now I know basically everything about personal rapid transit--particularly non-material couplings...but if that's your thing, this is a great book. Read full review
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