Table of contents
Visions: How Aesthetics and Museology Affect the Ways in Which Worlds can be Shown and Known
Worlds: How the Performance of Cosmologies can Change the Way the Moral History of the World is Told and Understood
Economies: How Different Models of Knowledge and Their Contents Matter to Politics and Society
About this book
Born out of a major international dialogue held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy, this collection of essays presents innovative and provocative arguments about the claims of universal knowledge schemes and the different aesthetic and material forms in which such claims have been made and executed. Contributors take a close look at everything from religious pilgrimages, museums, and maps of the world, to search engines and automated GPS.
Current obsessions in information technology, communications theory, and digital culture often concern the value and possibility of a grand accumulation of universally accessible forms of knowledge: total libraries, open data bases, ubiquitous computing, and ‘smart’ technologies. These obsessions have important social and philosophical origins, and they raise profound questions about the very nature of knowledge and its organization. This volume’s contributors draw on the histories of maps and of encyclopedias, worldviews and visionary collections, to make sense of the crucial relation between the way the world is known and how it might be displayed and transformed.
art universal knowledge dark matter google architecture epistemology museology anthropology of science digital culture design aesthetics architectural history
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42595-5
- Copyright Information Fondazione Giorgio Cini onlus 2017
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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