Kim Fortun

Making a case for disaster science and technology studies

Introduction As illustrated by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico and the uncontrolled radiation release at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, technoscience is implicated in disaster in myriad ways. These two disasters were not only technoscientific in their...Read more
From Latour to late industrialism

Kim Fortun's 2014 article is available on the website for HAU's Journal of Ethnographic Theory.

Abstract:

"I situate Latour’s latest project—An Inquiry into Modes of Existence (AIME)—in the context of late industrialism and query both its conceptual underpinnings and...Read more

Health in Disasters: A Science and Technology Studies Practicum for Medical Students and Healthcare Professionals

This handbook was published in response to the Fukushima disaster in 2011. 

From the Acknowledgements:

"This STS handbook has been produced as the result of several technical meetings at IAEA in Vienna, Austria, that gathered international experts and Japanese medical doctors who...Read more

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