This forum was conceived with diverse emotions—excitement and uneasiness, inspiration and confusion. Its fertilization occurred when John Law received the 2015 Bernal Prize in recognition of his distinguished contribution to the field of STS. He delivered a twenty-five-minute talk during the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) meeting in Denver on a snowy November day. We had held the EASTS editorial board meeting the previous day, and Law had joined us as an advisory committee member. The editorial board took the opportunity to congratulate him and told him we looked forward to the presentation of the award. In his acceptance speech, Law, a founder of actor-network theory (ANT), told the audience that instead of reviewing what he had done in the past, he preferred to move forward, so he presented his latest innovation: an experiment using “non-Western” concepts as STS...

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