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AIME: opening the context of a Humanities inquiry

Donato Ricci, Robin De Mourat, Pierre Boulanger

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