About gerardwatts

I have a PhD in the Digital Humanities (History) out of the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to arriving at NUIG, I have studied at Goldsmiths' and Royal Holloway colleges at the University of London; and Greenwich University.

The Primeval Database

THE ORIGINS OF KNOWLEDGE, INFORMATION AND DATABASES: a very tentative exploration.

Information is the particular form of knowledge one wishes to access from the database. Thus, databases do not contain knowledge as such but rather information.
Probably the earliest databases …

The Database.

The relationship between knowledge and cognition is a fascinating one. Particularly in terms of access. Cognition would seem to be the form of access, and knowledge that which is accessed. The interesting thing for me is that cognition is also …