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On the Existence of Digital Objects$
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Yuk Hui

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698905

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698905.001.0001

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The Genesis of Digital Objects

The Genesis of Digital Objects

(p.47) Chapter 1 The Genesis of Digital Objects
On the Existence of Digital Objects

Bernard Stiegler

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 outlines the genesis of digital objects by looking at the history of mark-up languages, from GML to HTML, XML and the web ontologies proposed by the semantic web movement. This chapter reads this technical history in parallel with Simondon's analysis of technical objects.

Keywords:   digital object history, mark-up languages, web ontology, semantic web, Gilbert Simondon, technical objects

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