April 30, 2015

Conceptual Works

Kbase Thing

Conceptual Works include novels, movies, musical compositions, speeches and any other abstract creations which either have associated abstract information structures (symbols arranged in a certain way, like a sentence or a diagram) or have versions that have associated abstract information structures. Conceptual works or versions of conceptual works can be instantiated in information-bearing things; every such instantiation of a conceptual work will also be an instantiation of an abstract information structure. Positive examples of conceptual works include: the novel Moby Dick (as opposed to any particular printed copy of the book), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (as opposed to any performance of this symphony or any copy of its score). Negative examples include games and awards — these are considered “devised practice or works” but not conceptual works because they do not have associated abstract information structures.