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Shifting PracticesReflections on Technology, Practice, and Innovation$
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Giovan Francesco Lanzara

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262034456

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262034456.001.0001

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(p.143) Introduction
Shifting Practices

Giovan Francesco Lanzara

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Moving out of the realm of music and entering the world of judicial practice might seem, at the outset, like traveling a long distance between two distant territories, to a realm where other values and customs reign, different rules and practices are followed, incompatible imageries and habits hold, and where a separate but self-consistent cosmology is experienced. Indeed, prima facie, the two domains of practice look so different that one might reasonably ask what use can be made in the judicial domain of what we have learned so far during our long journey across the realm of music. Apparently, we are confronting two separate cosmologies with no resemblance at all. In the layman’s experience and imagination, perhaps nothing would be perceived as more distant than musicians and judges. Undoubtedly, they speak different languages and pursue different goals: respectively, beauty and truth....

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