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Information

Abstract:

This chapter discusses how information itself affects the ways in which and limits how we know things. The changing forms and structures of information, its origins, the emergence of preferred and consensual information, the knowledge and ignorance of the contexts of its emergence and the experiences of abundance and scarcity of information all affect our possibilities to know things. Digital information is not restricted by the limits of physical space even though its users are still very much physical beings. It is created and made available in new forms, which have very little in common with the old representations of information. Information emerged in new environments in new ways and the information we retrieve ...

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