continuing on representation

Latour states in the mentioned introduction to ‘Making Things Public‘ that the claim of the crisis of representation aside all technical layerings and general codings arises from a demand it can’t fulfill

The problem is that transparent, unmediated, undisputable facts have recently become rarer and rarer. To provide complete undisputable proof has become a rather messy, pesky, risky business.
We are asking from representation something it cannot possibly give, namely representation without any re-presentation, without any provisional assertions, without any imperfect proof, without any opaque layers of translations, transmissions, betrayals, without any complicated machinery of assembly, delegation, proof, argumentation, negotiation, and conclusion. (link)
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