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By Simon Schaffer,John Tresch,Pasquale Gagliardi

ISBN-10: 3319425943

ISBN-13: 9783319425948

Born out of an immense foreign discussion held on the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy, this selection of essays provides cutting edge and provocative arguments in regards to the claims of common wisdom schemes and the several aesthetic and fabric types during which such claims were made and finished. participants take a detailed examine every little thing from spiritual pilgrimages, museums, and maps of the realm, to go looking engines and automatic GPS.
Current obsessions in details know-how, communications concept, and electronic tradition usually difficulty the price and hazard of a grand accumulation of universally obtainable different types of wisdom: overall libraries, open info bases, ubiquitous computing, and ‘smart’ applied sciences. those obsessions have very important social and philosophical origins, they usually elevate profound questions about the very nature of information and its association. This volume’s members draw at the histories of maps and of encyclopedias, worldviews and visionary collections, to make feel of the the most important relation among the best way the realm is understood and the way it'd be displayed and transformed. 

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