Craft: Nonhumans, Part 2

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Craft: Nonhumans, Part 2

  1. 1. Nonhumans in the Workshop CCR 711 ::: 11/12/13 Tuesday, November 12, 13
  2. 2. What does this have to do with craft? Tuesday, November 12, 13
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  6. 6. Nonhumans too have a history. (213) Tuesday, November 12, 13
  7. 7. To conceive of humanity and technology as polar opposites is, in effect, to wish away humanity: we are sociotechnical animals, and each human interaction is sociotechnical. (214) Tuesday, November 12, 13
  8. 8. propositions Tuesday, November 12, 13
  9. 9. mediation: interference Tuesday, November 12, 13
  10. 10. enlistment Tuesday, November 12, 13
  11. 11. hybrid actants (180-81) Tuesday, November 12, 13
  12. 12. mediation: composition Tuesday, November 12, 13
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  17. 17. Mediation: folding time and space Tuesday, November 12, 13
  18. 18. blackboxing Tuesday, November 12, 13
  19. 19. Mediation: crossing boundaries between signs and things Tuesday, November 12, 13
  20. 20. delegation Tuesday, November 12, 13
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  23. 23. “Real artifacts are always parts of institutions, trembling in their mixed status as mediators, mobilizing faraway lands and people, ready to become people or things, not knowing if they are composed of one or of many, of a black box counting for one or of a labyrinth concealing multitudes.” (MacKenzie 1990, qtd. in Latour, 193). Tuesday, November 12, 13
  24. 24. collectives Tuesday, November 12, 13
  25. 25. Objects and subjects are made simultaneously, and in increased number of subjects is directly related to the number of objects stirred--brewed-- into the collective. The adjective modern does not describe an increased distance between society and technology or their alienation, but a deepened intimacy, a more intricate mesh, between the two. (196) Tuesday, November 12, 13
  26. 26. social construction (197) Tuesday, November 12, 13

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