AIME: opening the context of a Humanities inquiry
Pierre-Laurent Boulanger, Donato Ricci, Robin de Mourat
Publications – Communication
Ricci, Donato, Robin De Mourat and Pierre Boulanger. 2014. "AIME: opening the context of a Humanities inquiry." Paper presented at the Conférence "DI 2014 - Digital Intelligence", La Cité des Congrès de Nantes, FRANCE, September 17-19. ⤤
The AIME project is an empiric philosophical inquiry grounded on Bruno Latour’s work. To fulfill its philosophical scope, AIME strives to turn some readers into co-inquirers, thus assuming a collective and collaborative dimension. To achieve this goal a context-aware argumentation platform has been set up. The platform allows readers to frame the content of the inquiry into a broader contextual network and to contribute to it. We argue that digital technologies allow to foster the collective aspect of humanities by opening and presenting the context in which a specific argument is grounded in. More specifically they allow a richer collective appropriation and discussion about contents. We then discuss the challenges and limits lying down the open-context principle.