CoPol: Covid-19 contact tracing as digital politics

CoPol reading group: Bruno Latour's political philosophy

As part of the CoPol project, we aim to organize monthly reading group meetings, and today we'll engage with Bruno Latour's political philosophy.

Portrait photo of Bruno Latour
Bruno Latour (1947–2022) was a French philosopher, anthropologist and sociologist.He was especially known for his work in the field of science and technology studies (STS).
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CoPol (Covid-19 contact tracing as Digital Politics) studies Covid-19 contact tracing as digital politics and as data practice on the interfaces between technology, public health and fundamental rights.

If you are interested, please feel free to drop in and join the discussion. 

There are two texts (plus a short introduction.) Project members will give brief presentations of the readings before we start the discussion.

The texts are:

- van Dijk, N. (forthcoming). Constitutional Ecology of Practices. Bringing Law, Robots and Epigrams into Latourian Cosmopolitics. In: tba, pp. 1-19. 

- Harman, G. (2014). Bruno Latour. Reassembling the Political. Preface: A Note on the Life and Thought of Bruno Latour, pp. vii-x.  

- Harman, G. (2014). Bruno Latour. Reassembling the Political. Chapter 1: In Search of a Latourian Political Philosophy, pp. 9-31. 

Please contact Kjetil Rommetveit if you are unable to get hold of the texts.