Perhaps it would be useful to introduce Latour’s notion of the social to this idea of the orb – this body/system/organ – a ‘concept’ with inflows and outflows. The social is at once a gathering [rather then an accumulation or a ‘thing’ -see scanned page] (i.e. the content/constituent of the orb) and at the same time the all encompassing medium of the system/of the orb. It highlight the peculiar nature of this concept of the orb as being at the same time something that is induced into being amongst a medium, rather then existing as a constructed entity/product.
Just had this idea: slicing the orb/dissecting it as if it was an organ to reveal floor plans [of offices] would be nice.