I started reading Latour’s Aramis or The Love of Technology a few days ago and it’s utterly fascinating. Aramis was the best hope for a future filled with little on-rails public rapid transit pod cars that took you where you wanted to go. It was ended in 1987. Paris could have been some kind of transit utopia, but instead it’s just dirty old Paris (which is still a pretty cool Paris).
I was also informed that you should listen to Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” after reading this book, and replace Jeremy with “Aramis” and feel super duper bummed about Aramis dying.
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- tanacetum-vulgare said: haha nice. that sounds super interesting. want to read!
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