The adjective “oto-digital” expresses that something concerns both the sensory perception or the organ of the ears as well as a digital technology or the connection between both.

The adjective “oto-digital” is an artificial word used in the terminology of the “Digital Era Framework”. In this frame of reference, four spheres are defined on the basis of the type of manifestation of information, which allow the classification of events, phenomena and objects: The infosphere, which consists of the analog infosphere and the digital infosphere, the cognisphere and the entisphere.

The sensory organ of the ears is in its physical materiality part of the biosphere and thus of the entisphere. Referring, however, to its functionality the nexus to the cogniphere must be taken into account. Depending on the viewpoint, processes, phenomena and objects that are called “oto-digital” can be of an “enti-digital” or “cogni-digital” character.

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The definition given above was proposed as part of the Digital Era Framework by Dr. Dr. Jörn Lengsfeld. The text was first published in: Jörn Lengsfeld: Digital Era Framework. Please refer to the original publication if you want to cite the text.