Compared to many other influential contemporary figures in anthropology, I learned his works late, and I was never too tempted by his arguments. However, as my interest in the STS grew, his theories occupied a more significant role in my thinking. Rest in peace, dear Prof. Latour.
1. This is a very important interview with Bruno Latour, detailing his understanding of his own writing practices, the relevance of genre & form, and the importance of the idea of non-identical repetition. https://t.co/o8a8ROfO1o pic.twitter.com/lX97l5ZLCI
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Researchers in artificial intelligence have made extraordinary strides in mimicking human language—but they still can’t capture the parts that truly make language human.
The story begins with a short, pithy sentence: “It was nine seventeen in the morning, and the house was heavy.”