Uncreative Design

Questions for Reading for How to do Words with Things

Latour seems to place emphasis on the forming of social hierarchy based on tangible objects molded to form those differences that are already innate, however, he dismisses the keycode, or that which is intangible. Which leads me to think that just because anĀ object does not have a tangible form, does not dismiss that it operates in the same manner as the key?

Are all designed things in essence, a ploy to categorize us in socio-economic hierarchy, no matter how egalitarian/utilitarian?

Do you feel ethically repulsed by Latour’s stance? Or is his stance benign?