ARISTOTLE’S MIRROR: COMBINING DIGITAL AND MATERIAL CULTURE
This article focuses on the relationship between digital and material culture, and on the necessity to establish a dialogue between them centred on the needs of the latter, rather than led by the potential of the former. Our understanding of the material culture changes continuously, and the advent of the digital era represents a significant opportunity to improve and increase our knowledge. The application of modern technologies can only be implemented thanks to a strict collaboration between experts of digital and material culture, as the two points of view can offer fresh insights to one another. It is important to stress, however, that the application of modern technologies should be implemented in order to answer specific research questions, inspired by a precise underlying philosophy, and not simply by which technology is currently available and applicable.