On the Existence of Digital Objects

On the Existence of Digital Objects

Yuk Hui / Dec 11, 2019

On the Existence of Digital Objects Digital objects in their simplest form are data They are also a new kind of industrial object that pervades every aspect of our life today as online videos images text files e mails blog posts

  • Title: On the Existence of Digital Objects
  • Author: Yuk Hui
  • ISBN: 9780816698912
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Digital objects, in their simplest form, are data They are also a new kind of industrial object that pervades every aspect of our life today as online videos, images, text files, e mails, blog posts, Facebook events.Yet, despite their ubiquity, the nature of digital objects remains unclear.On the Existence of Digital Objects conducts a philosophical examination of digitalDigital objects, in their simplest form, are data They are also a new kind of industrial object that pervades every aspect of our life today as online videos, images, text files, e mails, blog posts, Facebook events.Yet, despite their ubiquity, the nature of digital objects remains unclear.On the Existence of Digital Objects conducts a philosophical examination of digital objects and their organizing schema by creating a dialogue between Martin Heidegger and Gilbert Simondon, which Yuk Hui contextualizes within the history of computing How can digital objects be understood according to individualization and individuation Hui pursues this question through the history of ontology and the study of markup languages and Web ontologies he investigates the existential structure of digital objects within their systems and milieux With this relational approach toward digital objects and technical systems, the book addresses alienation, described by Simondon as the consequence of mistakenly viewing technics in opposition to culture.Interdisciplinary in philosophical and technical insights, with close readings of Husserl, Heidegger, and Simondon as well as the history of computing and the Web, Hui s work develops an original, productive way of thinking about the data and metadata that increasingly define our world.

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    814 Comments

    1. 0 Stars for accessability and ease-to-read, 10 stars for relevance, depth, scope and importance. All thinking about the digital should start here.


    2. Ugh I really hated this book. I hate philosophy. I just skimmed the second half because I just couldn't take it anymore. I have too much other stuff to do, I didn't have time for such a crap book.


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