Bruno Latour (1947, Beaune France) is best known for his contributions to anthropology and the philosophy of science and technology over the past thirty years. From 1982 to 2006, he has been professor at the Centre de sociologie de l'Innovation at the Ecole nationale supérieure des mines in Paris and, for various periods, visiting professor at UCSD, at the London School of Economics and in the history of science department of Harvard University. From 2006 to 2015, he has been professor in Sciences Po, Paris. After field studies in Africa and California he specialized in the analysis of scientists and engineers at work. In addition to work in philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology of science, he has collaborated into many studies in science policy and research management. He has produced significant works such as Laboratory Life (Princeton University Press, 1979), Science in Action (Harvard University Press, 1987), The Pasteurization of France (Harvard University Press, 1993), Politics of Nature (Harvard University Press, 2004) and more recently Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor Network Theory (Oxford University Press, 2005). He has also curated a major international exhibition in Karlsruhe at the ZKM center, Iconoclash beyond the image wars in science, religion and art, he has curated another one also with Peter Weibel Making Things Public The atmospheres of democracy in 2005. He is now director of the médialab of Sciences Po Paris, where is using the spread of digital methods into social theory to, together with Valrie Phihet, develop a new, experimental and collaborative digital platform in art and politics.

Team Members:

Jamie Allen, Martin Guinard-Terrin, Christophe Leclercq, Donato Ricci

COUNTRY

France

CATEGORY

Social Sciences

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