Latour Invites Contributions to his AIME Project

I am stuck, it seems – that thing is terrific…am I correct to feel old missing the printed edition?


Dear AIME platform users,
Since last week all of the functionalities that we had planned to have fully functioning, function and in particular, the last column on the right ‘C’ for contributions. This column allows readers to become co-inquirers and gives meaning to the
whole Inquiry.
To accompany you in your role as a co-inquirer we have assembled a group of mediators who will edit, modify and expand upon and publish your contributions. Please click here to learn more about the members of the mediator team. 
Below, you will find the information that you need if you wish to contribute. Clicking on this link will take you to a tutorial that will guide you through the most common difficulties co-inquirers face when starting out.
 Having resolved most of the technical issues (of which a few remain but nothing too terrible) we can now get back to the
heart of our…

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Jan studied Sociology, Political Sciences and Computer Science. As a Research Group Leader at the MCTS in Munich he connects Sociological Theory and Science and Technology Studies by working on problems of social structure and infrastructures, human and non-human agency and discourse and material culture.

6 thoughts on “Latour Invites Contributions to his AIME Project

  1. Well, whether the project is terrific or getting money is just plain terrific in itself, I don’t know. I would not mind a little money!


  2. Yes it does! Look at this:

    And remember:

    I actually think that is a terrific idea, there is so much money out there for that, really. All that digital humanities talk is good for old school projects, I think, as it gives you money and buys you time to write a book with additional content online. Something otherwise unfundable…


  3. Okay, so I am getting to this discussion a little late. 1. paper, paper, paper … I have always insisted on paper because of the way I read it and it has a lot to do with remembering … I read something on a computer screen and I cannot write on it or hold it and see how it unfolds over a series of pages (hence the concern over length that was already raised … how else do you estimate the tenure of prose if you cannot see a good deal of it at once?). 2. Ian Samson is right: paper is still all around us and most of what appears to “go beyond” paper is just an electronic, ersatz edition of paper –> I also, as a sane environmentalist, like paper because I can use a book more than once without burning coal; I wish every smart phone and laptop kicked out a little puff of black smoke every time we sent out a text message or liked yet another innocuous post on facebook …. we are all burning coal to do this crap. 3. with regard to the AIME project/ platform … how does Latour do it? I am serious about this. Does every idea the guy has, no matter how good or otherwise, end up as a massive, international project these days?


  4. I actually can’t read anything much longer than a blogpost/newspaper-story on screens so paper for me, but the interactive possibilities of these online books and such are intriguing experiments tho commenting threads on blogs have me questioning just how deep they can get, great for quick exchanges but after that not so good, maybe AIME will be better. There is also this one in yer partner in crime’s neighborhood:


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