The Present as Future: The Problem of Translation in Corporate Science Projects

  • Eleanor Wynn
  • Published 2011 in Researching the Future in Information Systems


The paper reviews a set of research projects intended to plan for the future. It uses an actor-network construct from Latour=s work on science practice, translation. The paper contrasts normal science practice with science in a corporate context. Both situations occur in actor networks, require translation and contain arbitrary decisions. The corporate… (More)


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