Towards a Philosophy of Digital Media

Editors: Romele, Alberto, Terrone, Enrico (Eds.)

  • Takes a distinctly philosophically-oriented approach to a topic of strong contemporary interest
  • Posits a novel new interpretation of the evolving role of technology and media within human myth-making
  • Compiles the work of experts in the field from across the globe
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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. 

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Romele, Alberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Between Formats and Data: When Communication Becomes Recording

    Bachimont, Bruno

    Pages 13-30

  • From Capital to Documediality

    Ferraris, Maurizio

    Pages 31-50

  • Recording the Web

    Nielsen, Janne

    Pages 51-76

  • You Press the Button, We Do the Rest. Personal Archiving in Capture Culture

    Smolicki, Jacek

    Pages 77-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Philosophy of Digital Media
Editors
  • Alberto Romele
  • Enrico Terrone
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75759-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75759-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75758-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 278
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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