This work - of which actor network theory did quite a bit but that it by no means did alone - has robbed the elements that make up reality - reality in its ontological dimension - of its alleged stable, given, universal character. It has argued, instead, that reality is historically, culturally and materially located. Located where? The answer depends on the field in which it is given. In social studies of science it was the laboratory that was rediscribed as a sociomaterial practice where reality is transformed and where news ways of doing reality are crafted. From there they are exported, not so much in the form of theory but rather - or at least as much - in the shape of vaccinations, microchips, valves, combustion engines, telephones, genetically manipulated mice and other objects - objects that carry new realities, new ontologies, with them.
Ontologies: note that. Now the word needs to go in the plural. For, and this is a crucial move, if reality is done, if it is historically, culturally and materially located, then ir is also multiple. Realities have become multiple".
Ontological Politics (ANT and After) - Annemarie Mol