Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Thursday, May 25, 2017


When I made this chart I titled it "anti-Latour," but I don't remember why.


  • I used Latour extensively in my dissertation (titled, omitting the pedantic subtitle, 'Mutable Mobiles'), and I can't figure out why either.

  • Perhaps because it's clear and comprehensible, whereas Latour's charts are baroque and inscrutable?

    Somwhere in Latour—maybe POLITICS OF NATURE—he concludes a paragraph "perhaps a diagram will help clarify," to which my marginal note was: no, I really doubt it.

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