Technoscientific Infrastructures and Emergent Forms of Life: A Commentary

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  • MICHAEL M. J. FISCHER

    1. Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and the Department of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
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Abstract

New forms of life, ethical plateaus, and civic political contests arise through the creation of new technoscientific infrastructures in which market, law, code, and norms compete for hegemonic control over the rules of play. A review of a panel of four articles interrogates agendas for ethnographies of the locally diverse peopling of such new infrastructures, including the continuing renegotiation of historical and emergent modalities of ethical and political reason.

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