Bruno Latour's illustration of translation

From Writing Workflows: Beyond Word Processing by Tim Lockridge and Derek Van Ittersum

  • Latour (1999, p. 179) illustrates translation by showing how, for example, a person’s initial goal is thwarted in some fashion. This person takes up a tool, which has its own goal that the person must negotiate. Together, the person and tool arrive at a third goal that is somewhat different from each original goal.
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  • Fig17. Latour (1999, 179) illustrates translation by showing how, for example, a person’s initial goal is thwarted in some fashion. This person takes up a tool, which has its own goal that the person must negotiate. Together the person and the tool arrive at a third goal that is somewhat different from each original goal.