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Nature of the website

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Giorgio Buccellati – April 2021


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Digital container vs. digital discourse
The nature of the boundaries of the website
The nature of the interlacing with other layers


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Digital container and digital discourse

     The nature of the two types of website is conditioned by two major factors: the nature of the boundaries and the nature of the interlacing.

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The nature of the boundaries of the website

  • in the container type website, the boundaries of the container are determined from the outside, by the nature of the container, not by the coherence of the whole inside;
  • in a discourse type website, by contrast, the boundaries are determined by the coherence of the whole:

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The nature of the interlacing with other layers

  • in the container type website, interlacing among layers is at the level of the segment, not of the layers qua layers;
  • in the discourse type, by cnotrast, interlacing is between whole layers qua layers, and it is reciprocal:

there is dynammics in container, but it is anecdotal -- see slides about urkesh > sumerians > neolithic
give chart with curving hyperlink
look at hyperlinks under structure


     see also undre narrative
The structural distinctiveness of a browser edition as implemented in our websites lies in the way in which multiple narratives and multiple data sets are constructed in parallel, so as to complement each other systemically. The full argument emerges only from the dynamic concurrence of these many layers, and depends on all of them at once. This full argument is what I call a digital discour
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     I will illustrate the traits of the website understood as digital sicourse in juxtaposition with those of the website understood as a digital container

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The digital discourse

     


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