The Powers of Fac Similes. A Turing Test on Science and Literature
About Richard Powers.
[...] Objects have become things;
a realism of things is different from a realism of objects; [...]
what is a realist style?
Not a realism based on 'matters of fact' but a realism involved in the deployment of
what I have called 'matter of concern'?
As we have slowly began to understand over the years,
science does not bring what Heidegger called 'objects' to the world,
but a much more intringing kind of entity,
which is just as real but much more entangled.
We can only see a short distance ahead,
but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. [Turing]
Bruno Latour ToC