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
Marc Girod