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Reset Modernity!

Christophe Leclercq
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Bruno Latour
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Modernity has had so many meanings and tries to combine so many contradictory sets of attitudes and values that it has become impossible to use it to define the future. It has ended up crashing like an overloaded computer. Hence the idea is that modernity might need a sort of reset. Not a clean break, not a “tabula rasa,” not another iconoclastic gesture, but rather a restart of the complicated programs that have been accumulated, over the course of history, in what is often called the “modernist project.” This operation has become all the more urgent now that the ecological mutation is forcing us to reorient ourselves toward an experience of the material world for which we don’t seem to have good recording devices.[First paragraph of the abstract]
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hal-02057256 , version 1 (06-10-2022)



Christophe Leclercq, Bruno Latour. Reset Modernity!. MIT Press; ZKM, Center for Art and Media, pp.560, 2016, 9780262034593. ⟨hal-02057256⟩
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