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XIX.4 July + August 2012
Page: 40
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Authors:
Bill Gaver, John Bowers

As soon as a divide is made between theories and what they are theories of, the tip of technoscience is immediately shrouded in fog. Theories, now made abstract and autonomous objects, float like flying saucers above the rest of science, which by contrast becomes ‘experimental’ or ‘empirical.’ —Bruno Latour A few years ago our team was involved in a project designing for older people living in a care home. Having known the residents for over a year, we appreciated the complex mix of loneliness and sociality, withdrawal and interaction, humor and sadness that characterized their lives. Over that time, we…




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