User's Guide & FAQ
How to use the site
On the Books & Edited Volumes page, books for which Bruno Latour is the primary author appear first, starting from the most recent, followed by a range of catalogs, edited volumes, and finally some miscellaneous and popularizing texts.
Articles are organized in a similar way, with refereed articles first (starting with the most recent) and then popular articles. The latter are marked with a (P) at the beginning of the article numbering.
Translations of books and articles, where available, are listed down the right-hand side of the page. Since this compilation of available translations is very useful, we would appreciate notification of any missing translations.
The Mixed Media page contains projects employing multi-media.
A full CV is available as a downloadable PDF at the end of the Biography.
What's on now?
BL is currently occupied mostly with the AIME (An Inquiry into Modes of Existence) project, for which he has received an ERC grant. The project will appear simultaneously as a book (numbered XIV) to be published in Englishand also as a collaborative website on which the inquiry will be expanded. The book will be amended on the basis of the continuing collaborative inquiry. AIME is a major undertaking, for which any help will be most welcome; e.g. signalling original types of new digital book forms, original designs, documentation sources, along with discussions and emendations. If the project proceeds according to plan, a preliminary site should be running in early 2012, with a workable platform in place by Fall 2012, when the French version is to be published, followed by the English digital version.
What is SPEAP?
The SPEAP (Experimentation in Arts and Politics) program at Sciences Po brings together a small hybrid group of students (numbering 20 this year) from the fields of art, design, architecture and the social sciences to tackle the three domains of representation practice: science, politics, and the arts. The philosophy of James and Dewey provides a strong foundationfor the venture. Classes are experimental, based on exercises and responses to commissions proposed by various social and political entities. The program has a duration of one year and gives the opportunity for students to workin the centre of Paris. The acting director is Valérie Pihet with Latour the director, along with a lively group of teachers from the academy and beyond.
What's the medialab?
médialab has a small m, and is not to be confused with the one at MIT!
It is a small laboratory for the development of connections between digital technologies, social theory, and science studies. médialab has beenvery successful in obtaining grants, and over 3 years of operation it has grown into an essential hub for a variety of work especially on the mapping of controversies in science and technology.
Which classes are given by BL?
BL's main class is a first year subject in 'Humanités scientifiques' taught to 800 students who are requested to maintain a blog for 4 months around news and events that implicate science and technology with politics. It is in effect a basic introduction, employing an original approach, to Science and Technology Studies (STS).
Latour also participates in several classes on the "Cartography of Scientific Controversies" run and mostly taught by Tommaso Venturini - a researcher at the médialab, and teach in several masters.