Archivi tag: inscriptions

Verba manent, scripta Volant #1: Nuclear semiotics: the preservation of information for ever.

What has changed with digitalization? There are just three ontological (i.e. necessary, unavoidable) changes, affecting how we interact with data/information generated/managed through computers, in comparison to how we interact with analogic (i.e. paper based) registrations/inscriptions/documents. The first two differences are … Continua a leggere

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Traces, Recordings, Inscriptions and Documents

The best ontological definition of document, I was able to find is in “Documentality: Why It Is Necessary to Leave Traces (Commonalities)“, by Maurizio Ferraris, http://www.amazon.com/Documentality-Necessary-Leave-Traces-Commonalities/dp/0823249697 that is the translation of “Documentalità: perché é necessario lasciar tracce” by Maurizio Ferraris … Continua a leggere

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Verba manent, scripta Volant #2: What are (digital) documents, in the end? Memories!

Verba manent, scripta Volant #2: What are (digital) documents, in the end? Memories! Ontological philosophers pose a nice paradox about the real relevance of written documents. Let’s imagine that a woman convenes with her son at a lawyer’s office in … Continua a leggere

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