“An E-Publishing Archaeology” presented by Ludovico


Session Title:

  • Hybridisation and Purity (Short Papers)

Presentation Title:

  • An E-Publishing Archaeology




  • The original concept of a publication is to include a limited amount of content in a manageable space in order to be retrievable, mobile and possibly consistent. But as soon as humans have been accustomed to the dimension of the single publication they have tried to overcome its limits and expand it, possibly including as much information as possible in a printed form. Multi-volume works and then encyclopaedias have helped dividing what couldn’t be bound in a single still manageable (printed) space, but after the dematerialisation of the publishing space the boundaries has been first blurred and then just vanished, giving room to prototypes, visions and artworks

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