Reframing semiotic telematic knowledge spaces, and the anthropological challenge to designing interhuman relations

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Reframing semiotic telematic knowledge spaces, and the anthropological challenge to designing interhuman relations
Authors: Ren Stettler [edit item]
Citation: Technoetic Arts 6 (2): 163-70. 2008.
Publication type: Journal article
Peer-reviewed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1386/tear.6.2.163_1.
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Reframing semiotic telematic knowledge spaces, and the anthropological challenge to designing interhuman relations is a publication by Ren Stettler.


[edit] Abstract

Drawing on Vilém Flusser’s view of the relationship between humans and the computer (machines), I explore a new ontological framework for our being-in-the-world. I begin by raising critical questions regarding our endeavors and efforts to create endlessly expanding semiotic knowledge spaces based on technological innovation (e.g. Wikipedia or the Universal Electronic Library) in order to reflect on this development from a Flusserian perspective, i.e. as an anthropological challenge to design interhuman relations. By searching for new ontological conditions for humans, technology, and knowledge, I want to probe into responses and new perspectives/models of knowledge sharing. How would we have to rethink the relation between semiotic telematic knowledge spaces and their structure/architecture, and the “concrete given” (our relationships, intersubjectivity, etc.)? What are the consequences of these findings for the macrosocial structures of encounter where knowledge exchange is a key element? Which are the epistemic models most suited to articulate a productive interdisciplinary knowledge exchange? My approach intends to weave knowledge and space, memory, technology, and lived experience into an ontological fabric, and in so doing, place humans and their communicative needs in the center of my considerations.

[edit] Research questions

"It investigates the relationship between human and the knowledge and how this relationship is mediated by technology. It examines Wikipedia as a popular technology mediating this relationship and how it affects knowledge creation and communication."

Research details

Topics: Epistemology [edit item]
Domains: Philosophy and ethics, Library science [edit item]
Theory type: Analysis [edit item]
Wikipedia coverage: Case [edit item]
Theories: "The question at stake here is the nature of Wikipedia’s discursive structure. Wikipedia’s structure bears a resemblance to an open communicative system in which – according to the definition of the tree discourse – all kinds of imaginable channels (senders) are crossed and a final receiver of the discourse is excluded. Flusser argues that this aspect is exactly the price of this discursive structure which results in ‘meaninglessness’ and ‘inhumanness’. It is ‘meaningless’ and ‘inhuman’ because there is no actual receiver for the discourse and the distributed information is at best stored in artificial cybernetic memories (Flusser 1996: 26)." [edit item]
Research design: Conceptual [edit item]
Data source: N/A [edit item]
Collected data time dimension: N/A [edit item]
Unit of analysis: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia data extraction: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia page type: N/A [edit item]
Wikipedia language: N/A [edit item]

[edit] Conclusion

"I believe that the institutional and social functions/tasks of the so-called ‘knowledge architects or designers’ who are behind Wikipedia or the Universal Library should be looked at more profoundly, as well."

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AbstractDrawing on Vilém Flusser’s view of the relDrawing on Vilém Flusser’s view of the relationship between humans and the computer (machines), I

explore a new ontological framework for our being-in-the-world. I begin by raising critical questions regarding our endeavors and efforts to create endlessly expanding semiotic knowledge spaces based on technological innovation (e.g. Wikipedia or the Universal Electronic Library) in order to reflect on this development from a Flusserian perspective, i.e. as an anthropological challenge to design interhuman relations. By searching for new ontological conditions for humans, technology, and knowledge, I want to probe into responses and new perspectives/models of knowledge sharing. How would we have to rethink the relation between semiotic telematic knowledge spaces and their structure/architecture, and the “concrete given” (our relationships, intersubjectivity, etc.)? What are the consequences of these findings for the macrosocial structures of encounter where knowledge exchange is a key element? Which are the epistemic models most suited to articulate a productive interdisciplinary knowledge exchange? My approach intends to weave knowledge and space, memory, technology, and lived experience into an ontological fabric, and in so doing, place humans and their communicative needs in the center of my considerations. needs in the center of

my considerations.
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Collected data time dimensionN/A +
ConclusionI believe that the institutional and social functions/tasks of the so-called ‘knowledge architects or designers’ who are behind Wikipedia or the Universal Library should be looked at more profoundly, as well.
Data sourceN/A +
Doi10.1386/tear.6.2.163 1 +
Google scholar urlhttp://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Reframing%2Bsemiotic%2Btelematic%2Bknowledge%2Bspaces%2C%2Band%2Bthe%2Banthropological%2Bchallenge%2Bto%2Bdesigning%2Binterhuman%2Brelations%22 +
Has authorRen Stettler +
Has domainPhilosophy and ethics + and Library science +
Has topicEpistemology +
Issue2 +
Pages163-70 +
Peer reviewedYes +
Publication typeJournal article +
Published inTechnoetic Arts +
Research designConceptual +
Research questionsIt investigates the relationship between human and the knowledge and how this relationship is mediated by technology. It examines Wikipedia as a popular technology mediating this relationship and how it affects knowledge creation and communication.
Revid10,925 +
TheoriesThe question at stake here is the nature oThe question at stake here is the nature of Wikipedia’s discursive structure. Wikipedia’s structure bears a resemblance to an open communicative system in which – according to the definition of the tree discourse – all kinds of imaginable channels (senders) are crossed and a final receiver of the discourse is excluded. Flusser argues that this aspect is exactly the price of this discursive structure which results in ‘meaninglessness’ and ‘inhumanness’. It is ‘meaningless’ and ‘inhuman’ because there is no actual receiver for the discourse and the distributed information is at best stored in artificial cybernetic memories (Flusser 1996: 26).al cybernetic memories (Flusser 1996: 26).
Theory typeAnalysis +
TitleReframing semiotic telematic knowledge spaces, and the anthropological challenge to designing interhuman relations
Unit of analysisN/A +
Urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/ta/2008/00000006/00000002/art00005 +
Volume6 +
Wikipedia coverageCase +
Wikipedia data extractionN/A +
Wikipedia languageN/A +
Wikipedia page typeN/A +
Year2008 +