From Monasteries to the Informational City, from Manuscripts to the New Media

JVF Conference Papers

We inhabit a world that is informational. Our lives are mosaics of information. Most jobs today deal with producing, transmitting, receiving, designing or archiving information. We become producers, transmitters, consumers and also buyers and sellers of information. Entertainment, body image, lifestyle, tourism, R&D or public affairs are products of the hyper-media information environment we create and inhabit. We live in the multimedia world where we endlessly and automatically interact with the media messages received from multi-channels. In urban societies media consumption is the second largest category of activity after work...

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