Latour vs. Britney on Canadian Radio

May 8, 2008

A recommendation from Alison Kemper

“There is a wonderful set of CBC radio broadcasts on social studies of science that has been going on for months. http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/features/science/index.html There are podcasts on this site. Imagine having Latour on the radio instead of Britney!”

3 Responses to “Latour vs. Britney on Canadian Radio”

  1. dk.au Says:

    It’s a very well produced series. Each episode cuts to the heart of the major projects of Shapin, Latour, Pickering, Wynne (highly recommended), Lewontin et al in a very accessible manner. Jargon is well explained eg. Pickering’s ‘Mangle of Practice’ and major texts (Leviathan/Air Pump, Never Been Modern) given plenty of airtime.

    Now, test the hypothesis that Latour is making headway into Britney’s market …

  2. Alison Kemper Says:

    I am sure that the programme doesn’t get the biggest listenership in Canada. Its existence says two things: 1) these issues are of widespread significance and have an impact on our lives, and 2) ordinary people can understand this stuff–it’s not too weird or esoteric.

    I don’t think this is the worst of Britney’s worries, though.

  3. typewritten Says:

    Simon Schaffer rules.


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