Jeffrey Schnapp: Knowledge Design

Noograms Omega Point 1 (Celso Singo Aramaki)

Posted by: Celso Singo Aramaki


“The phrase Knowledge Design describes the situation in the contemporary arts and humanities that most engages me as a “digital humanist”: the fact that the form that knowledge assumes can no longer be considered a given. The tools of humanistic inquiry have become as much objects of research and experimentation as have modes of dissemination. Statistical methods press against one edge of the qualitative human sciences; graphic and information design press up against another. Laboratories arise with a team-based ethos, embracing a triangulation of arts practice, critique, and outreach, merging research, pedagogy, publication and practice. The once firm boundary line between libraries, museums, archives, and the classroom grows porous as scholarship, deprived of its once secure print-based home, starts shuttling back and forth between the stacks and the streets. In my talk, I will provide an overall mapping of this situation and single out some key nodes: the re-mediation of print, data portraiture, bridging the analogue/digital divide, and the redesign of knowledge spaces from classrooms to museums.”

This is the latest event in the Library’s programme ‘The Library of the Future; the Future of the Library’ which is exploring how libraries are evolving, how they are changing physically and virtually, and how they are contributing to the research, education and cultural realm.”

"Knowledge Landscapes and Public Policies" is a working version article by Celso Singo Aramaki
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