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On the Existence of Digital Objects

Yuk Hui


This book is a philosophical investigation into digital objects; mere data in their simplest form, digital objects are in many cases further formalized through structural metadata schemes or ontologies. As data and metadata, these formalized objects present themselves as programmable objects which we can create, drag, delete; as well as reticulations which are created through logical inferences. How possible it is to think about individualisation and individuation of a digital object? This book systematically constructs a theory of relations based on a dialogue between Martin Heidegger and Gil ... More

Keywords: digital objects, metadata, philosophy of technology, theory of relation, theory of individuation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816698905
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698905.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yuk Hui, author
Leuphana University