Recently, Harman has adopted my name "Latour Litany" for the lists of things that appear in various writing. I coin this term in the chapter on ontography in my OOO book in progress, Alien Phenomenology, a preview of which I delivered as a keynote at SLSA in November.
There are three modes of "pragmatic" speculative realism I suggest, ontography, metaphorism, and carpentry. I use "ontography" in a different way than Harman does in the forthcoming L'Object Quadruple: by ontography, I mean the techniques that reveal objects' existence and relation.
The third method, carpentry, refers primarily to the the construction of artifacts that illustrate the perspectives of objects. But in the book, I will discuss the ways that theory and philosophy can take form in constructed artifacts in addition to (or instead of) written argument.
I found myself wondering, what would happen if we put ontography, Latour Litany, and carpentry together? Here's one simple take, a "Latour Litanizer." It uses Wikipedia's random page API to generate lists of things:
Like all Latour Litanies, this little gadget underscores the rich diversity of things. It also reminds us that human beings are among them, since a large number of Wikipedia articles describe living and historical persons.