Monday, July 31, 2006

Actor-Network Vocabulary

From Madeline Akrich and Bruno Latour, "A Summary of a Convenient Vocabulary for the Semiotics of Human and Nonhuman Assemblies" in Wiebe E. Bijker and John Law, eds. Shaping Technology, Building Society: Studies in Sociotechnical Change (Cambridge: MIT, 1992): 259-264.

Semiotics
Setting
Actant
Script, Description, Inscription, or Transcription
Shifting Out, Shifting In
Program of Actions
Antiprogram
Prescription; Proscription; Affordances; Allowances
Subscription or the Opposite, De-Inscription
Pre-Inscription
Circumspection
Conscription
Interface or Plugs
Re-Inscrpition
Redistributing Competences and Performances of Actors in a Setting
Ascription
Scribe, Enscripter, Scripter, Desginer, or Author
AND (syntagmatic, association, alliances); OR (paradigmatic, substitution, translation)

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