Week 4

The topic of assemblies and networks this week was a really difficult one to understand to the full extent. Focusing on the actor-network theory, the notion of intermediaries and mediators came to me as great interest, how it is one of the most important aspects in determining a network. Wikipedia used an example of silk and nylon as intermediaries to show the full extent of this by saying ‘the former “means”, “reflects”, or “symbolises” the upper classes and the latter the lower classes’. How good the fabric is does not matter, but how the mass have become actants to build up this sense of silk as high class material and nylon as low class.

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