정보시대에서의 지식의 위기

Translated title of the contribution: Crisis of Knowledge in the Age of Information

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Abstract

Knowledge is produced when new information is embedded into context–or previously stored information. Information exists separately without being connected to previous information or knowledge. Development of modern technology, especially hypertext, focuses more on fragmented information than organically related knowledge. The development of information influenced many parts of the culture in modern society. Regarding modern technology, the level of human knowledge seems to reach its highest point, however the level of public knowledge is not very different from previous times and people use modern technology without understanding its principle. In this sense, this article regards modern technology as “magic” and points out that the information in a modern technological society has not much improved public knowledge. This article shows that societies of control, as Giles Deleuze defines it, have brought the advent of the informational age and find causes of cultural phenomena which come from modern technology such as fun culture and dependency on specialists in the weakened role of knowledge and over-emphasized function of information. Moreover, this article criticizes that modern technology has not efficiently democratized knowledge by emphasizing the transference of information rather than knowledge.
Original languageKorean
Pages (from-to)8-27
Number of pages20
JournalLegislation and Policy
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Knowledge and Information
  • Hypertext
  • Information Society
  • Societies of Control
  • Generalist and Specialist

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