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Towards a Philosophy of Digital Media

  • Alberto Romele
  • Enrico Terrone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alberto Romele, Enrico Terrone
    Pages 1-9
  3. Digital Media as Recording Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Maurizio Ferraris
      Pages 31-50
    3. Janne Nielsen
      Pages 51-76
  4. Consequences of Digital Recording

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Jacopo Domenicucci
      Pages 119-142
    3. Fanny Georges, Virginie Julliard
      Pages 143-163
  5. Digital Media Beyond Recording

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Stacey O’Neal Irwin
      Pages 185-203
    3. Stefano Gualeni
      Pages 225-255
    4. Alberto Romele
      Pages 257-273
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 275-278

About this book


This book uses the conceptual tools of philosophy to shed light on digital media and on the way in which they bear upon our existence. At the turn of the century, the rise of digital media significantly changed our world. The digitizing of traditional media has extraordinarily increased the circulation of texts, sound, and images. Digital media have also widened our horizons and altered our relationship with others and with ourselves.

Information production and communication are still undoubtedly significant aspects of digital media and life. Recently, however, recording, registration and keeping track have taken the upper hand in both online practices and the imaginaries related to them. The essays in this book therefore focus primarily on the idea that digital media involve a significant overlapping between communication and recording. 


philosophy digital media digital technology communication registration recording

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Romele
    • 1
  • Enrico Terrone
    • 2
  1. 1.Université Catholique de LilleLilleFrance
  2. 2.Università di TorinoTorinoItaly

About the editors

Alberto Romele is Postdoctoral Researcher at the ETHICS Lab of the Lille Catholic University, France. He has previously been Assistant Professor in modern and contemporary philosophy at the University of Burgundy, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Portuguese national research agency (FCT) at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto. His research focuses on hermeneutics, philosophy of technology, and theories of the digital.

Enrico Terrone is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Università di Torino, Italy, and Associate Researcher at Collège d’études mondiales, Paris, France. He was awarded a Fellowship in Bonn (Käte Hamburger Kolleg) and one in Paris (FMSH – Gerda Henkel Stiftung). His work ranges aesthetics, social ontology and philosophy of technology. His primary area of research is philosophy of film.

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