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By Simon Schaffer,John Tresch,Pasquale Gagliardi

ISBN-10: 3319425943

ISBN-13: 9783319425948

Born out of a massive overseas discussion held on the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, Italy, this choice of essays provides leading edge and provocative arguments concerning the claims of common wisdom schemes and the various aesthetic and fabric kinds during which such claims were made and performed. members take a detailed examine every little thing from non secular pilgrimages, museums, and maps of the area, to look engines and automatic GPS.
Current obsessions in details know-how, communications conception, and electronic tradition frequently drawback the worth and hazard of a grand accumulation of universally available types of wisdom: overall libraries, open information bases, ubiquitous computing, and ‘smart’ applied sciences. those obsessions have vital social and philosophical origins, they usually elevate profound questions about the very nature of information and its association. This volume’s participants draw at the histories of maps and of encyclopedias, worldviews and visionary collections, to make experience of the the most important relation among the way in which the area is understood and the way it would be displayed and transformed. 

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