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* Delphine Masset, Manon Letouche Mons 2015, une culture locale et participative ?
* Delphine Masset, Manon Letouche Mons 2015, une culture locale et participative ?
== Architectural visions of the Mundaneum ==
== Mega urban planning ==
'''Writings on how Otlet's knowledge site was successively imagined and visualized on grand architectural scales.'''
'''Writings on how Otlet's knowledge site was successively imagined and visualized on grand architectural scales.'''

Revision as of 17:07, 14 August 2015

Cross-readings. Not a bibliography.

Paul Otlet

Re-reading Otlet

Fathers of the internet

Constructing a posthumous pre-history of contemporary networking technologies.

  • Christophe Lejeune Ce que l’annuaire fait à Internet
  • Paul Dourish, Genevieve Bell Divining a Digital Future
  • John Johnston The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI A Bradford Book
  • Charles van den heuvel Building society, constructing knowledge, weaving the web
  • Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler, Ora Lassila The Semantic Web
  • Wright, Alex, Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age, Oxford University Press, 2014.

Classifying the world

  • ShinJoung Yeo, James R. Jacobs Diversity matters? Rethinking diversity in libraries
  • Thomas Hapke Wilhelm Ostwald's Combinatorics as a Link between In-formation and Form
  • Nancy Cartwright, Jordi Cat, Lola Fleck, Thomas E. Uebel Otto Neurath: Philosophy Between Science and Politics Cambridge University Press
  • John Brown, Paul Duguid The Social Life of Information Harvard Business Press
  • Nathan Ensmenger The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise MIT Press
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash Between Freedom and Control Is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System Basic Books
  • Markus Krajewski, Peter Krapp Paper Machines: About Cards & Catalogs, 1548-1929 The MIT Press
  • Eric de Groller A Study of general categories applicable to classification and coding in documentation; Documentation and terminology of science; 1962
  • Paul Otlet, L’afrique aux noirs, Bruxelles: Ferdinand Larcier, 1888.
  • Marlene Manoff, "Theories of the archive from across the disciplines," in portal: Libraries and the Academy, Vol. 4, No. 1 (2004), pp. 9–25.
  • Charles van den Heuvel, W. Boyd Rayward, Facing Interfaces: Paul Otlet's Visualizations of Data Integration. Journal of the American society for information science and technology (2011)

Don't be evil

Standing on the hands of Internet giants

  • Rene Koenig, Miriam Rasch Society of the Query (Reader)
  • William Miller Living With Google Routledge
  • Matthew Fuller, Andrew Goffey Evil Media MIT
  • Ray Kurzweil The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence Penguin
  • Lawrence Page, Sergey Brin The Anatomy of a Search Engine
  • Steve Levy In The Plex Simon & Schuster
  • Dan Schiller, ShinJoung Yeo Powered By Google: Widening Access and Tightening Corporate Control
  • ShinJoung Yeo Geopolitics of search: Google vs. China?
  • Matteo Pasquinelli Google's PageRank Algorithm: A diagram of the cognitive capitalism and the rentier of the common intellect
  • Invisible Committee Fuck Off Coogle
  • Dave Eggers The Circle Knopf
  • Ippolita Epistemology, ontology and others logoi in digital times
  • Matteo Pasquinelli Google’s PageRank Algorithm: A Diagram of the Cognitive Capitalism and the Rentier of the Common Intellect
  • Ken Auletta Googled: The end of the world as we know it
  • Joris van Hoboken Search Engine Freedom: On the Implications of the Right to Freedom of Expression for the Legal Governance of Web Search Engines Kluwer Law International
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry) University of California Press
  • Wendy Hui Kyong Chun Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics The MIT Press

Embedded hierarchies

  • Otlet, Paul, Traité de documentation, Bruxelles, Mundaneum, Palais Mondial, 1934. (for alphabet hierarchy, see page 71)
  • Paul Otlet, L’afrique aux noirs, Bruxelles: Ferdinand Larcier, 1888.
  • Judy Wajcman, Feminism Confronts Technology, University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991.

Mons 2015

  • Delphine Masset, Manon Letouche Mons 2015, une culture locale et participative ?

Architectural visions of the Mundaneum

Writings on how Otlet's knowledge site was successively imagined and visualized on grand architectural scales.

  • Catherine Courtiau, "La cité internationale 1927-1931," in Transnational Associations, 5/1987: 255-266.
  • Giuliano Gresleri and Dario Matteoni. La Città Mondiale: Andersen, Hébrard, Otlet, Le Corbusier. Venezia: Marsilio, 1982.
  • Isabelle Rieusset-Lemarie, "P. Otlet's Mundaneum and the International Perspective in the History of Documentation and Information science," in Journal of the American Society for Information Science (1986-1998)48.4 (Apr 1997): 301-309.
  • Wouter Van Acker. "Architectural Metaphors of Knowledge: The Mundaneum Designs of Maurice Heymans, Paul Otlet, and Le Corbusier." Library Trends 61, no. 2 (2012): 371-396.
  • Van Acker, Wouter, Somsen, Geert, “A Tale of Two World Capitals – the Internationalisms of Pieter Eijkman and Paul Otlet”, in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire/Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Filologie en Geschiedenis, Vol. 90, nr.4, 2012.
  • Anthony Vidler, “The Space of History: Modern Museums from Patrick Geddes to Le Corbusier,” in The Architecture of the Museum: Symbolic Structures, Urban Contexts, ed. Michaela Giebelhausen (Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2003).
  • Volker Welter. Biopolis Patrick Geddes and the City of Life. Cambridge, Mass: MIT, 2003.
  • Alfred Willis, “The Exoteric and Esoteric Functions of Le Corbusier’s Mundaneum,” Modulus/University of Virginia School of Architecture Review 12, no. 21 (1980).


It includes both century-old sources and more recent ones on the parallel or entangled movements around the Mundaneum time.

  • Julie Carlier, "Moving beyond Boundaries: An Entangled History of Feminism in Belgium, 1890–1914," Ph.D. dissertation, Universiteit Gent, 2010. (esp. 439-458.)
  • Bambi Ceuppens, Congo made in Flanders?: koloniale Vlaamse visies op "blank" en "zwart" in Belgisch Congo. [Gent]: Academia Press, 2004.
  • Sandi E. Cooper, Patriotic pacifism waging war on war in Europe, 1815-1914. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
  • François Garas, Mes temples. Paris: Michalon, 1907.
  • Madeleine Herren, Hintertüren zur Macht: Internationalismus und modernisierungsorientierte Aussenpolitik in Belgien, der Schweiz und den USA 1865-1914. München: Oldenbourg, 2000.
  • Robert Hoozee and Mary Anne Stevens, Impressionism to Symbolism: The Belgian Avant-Garde 1880-1900, London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1994.
  • Elisée Reclus, Nouvelle géographie universelle; la terre et les hommes, Paris, Hachette et cie., 1876-94.
  • Alfred Willis, “The Exoteric and Esoteric Functions of Le Corbusier’s Mundaneum,” Modulus/University of Virginia School of Architecture Review 12, no. 21 (1980).


  • Theater Adhoc, The humor and tragedy of completeness, 2005
  • Françoise Levie Filmer Paul Otlet
  • Stéphanie Manfroid Les réalités d'une aventure documentaire
  • Jacques Hellemans Paul Otlet (1868-1944), fondateur du mouvement bibliogique international
  • Bernd Frohmann Discourse and Documentation: Some Implications for Pedagogy and Research
  • Richard P. Saller Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family Cambridge University Press
  • Tim Berners-Lee, Mark Fischetti Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web Paw Prints
  • Brett M. Frischmann Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources Oxford University Press
  • Ippolita The dark side of Google
  • Ian Wilson, Jean-Noel Jeanneney, Teresa Lavender Fagan Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge: A View From Europe ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Wouter Van Acker The Analogous Spaces of Paul Otlet (1868-1944)
  • Judge, Anthony, “Union of International Associations – Virtual Organization – Paul Otlet's 100-year Hypertext Conundrum?”, 2001.
  • Sánchez, Zurita, Manuel, Juan, El paradigma otletiano como base de un modelo para la organización y difusión del conocimiento científico, México, El Author, Tesina, Colegio de Bibliotecología, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM, 2001.
  • Wright, Alex, “Forgotten Forefather”, in Boxes & Arrows, 10 November 2003.
  • Ducheyne, Steffen, “Paul Otlet's Theory of Knowledge and Linguistic Objectivism”, in Knowledge Organization, no 32, 2005, pp. 110–116.
  • Wright, Alex, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, Washington D.C., Joseph Henry Press, 2007.
  • Heuvel, Charles van den, “Building Society, Constructing Knowledge, Weaving the Web”. in European Modernism and the Information Society – Informing the Present, Understanding the Past, Aldershot, 2008, pp. 127–153.
  • Wright, Alex, The Web Time Forgot, The New York Times, 17 June 2008.
  • Van Acker, Wouter, “Universalism as Utopia. A Historical Study of the Schemes and Schemas of Paul Otlet (1868-1944)”, Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University Press, Zelzate, 2011.
  • Popova, Maria, “The Birth of the Information Age: How Paul Otlet’s Vision for Cataloging and Connecting Humanity Shaped Our World”, Brain Pickings, 2014.
  • W. Boyd Rayward Paul Otlet, an encounter
  • Sylvie Fayet-Scribe, "Women Professionals in Documentation in France during the 1930s," Libraries & the Cultural Record Vol. 44, No. 2, Women Pioneers in the Information Sciences Part I, 1900-1950 (2009), pp. 201-219. (translated by Michael Buckland)