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Towards A Semantic Web by Liam Magee, Mary Kalantzis, Bill Cope

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What does the digital do to knowledge making?

Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis

Just as a child who has learned to grasp stretches out its hand for the moon as it would for a ball, so humanity, in all its efforts at innervation, sets its sights as much on currently utopian goals as on goals within reach. Because… technology aims at liberating human beings from drudgery, the individual suddenly sees his scope for play, his field of action, immeasurably expanded. He does not yet know his way around this space. But already he registers his demands on it (Benjamin [1936] 2008, p. 242).

Representation is integral to knowledge making. It is not enough to make knowledge, as the prognosticating Darwin did for many decades before the publication of ...

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