Legal Machines and Legal Act Production within Multisensory Operational Implementations

Lothar Philipps, Rainhard Bengez (eds.) Von der Spezifikation zum Schluss: Rhetorisches, topisches und plausibles Schließen in Normen- und Regelsystemen [From Specification to Conclusion], pp. 147–168. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2013. ISBN 978-3-8487-0399-9

22 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016  

Vytautas Cyras

Vilnius University

Friedrich Lachmayer

University of Innsbruck

Date Written: November 23, 2011

Abstract

The concept of legal machine is elaborated: first, the creation of institutional facts by machines, and, second, multimodal communication of legal content to humans. Examples are traffic lights, vending machines, workflows, etc. Machines can be imposed status-functions of legal actors. Their acts have legal importance and draw legal consequences. Thus the concept of iustitia distributiva and societal distribution is enhanced. The analogy of machines with humans is explored. Legal content, which is communicated by machines, can be perceived by all of our senses and expressed in multimodal languages: textual, visual, acoustic, gestures, aircraft manoeuvres, etc. This paper introduces the concept of encapsulating human into machine. Human-intended actions are communicated to third persons through the machine’s output channel. Encapsulations are compared with deities and mythical creatures, which can send gods’ messages to people through the human mouth.

Keywords: legal act, institutional fact, legal status, legal informatics, multisensory law, legal visualization

JEL Classification: C61, C63, C88, D74, D83, H54, I28, K40, L86, O38

Suggested Citation

Cyras, Vytautas and Lachmayer, Friedrich, Legal Machines and Legal Act Production within Multisensory Operational Implementations (November 23, 2011). Lothar Philipps, Rainhard Bengez (eds.) Von der Spezifikation zum Schluss: Rhetorisches, topisches und plausibles Schließen in Normen- und Regelsystemen [From Specification to Conclusion], pp. 147–168. Nomos, Baden-Baden, 2013. ISBN 978-3-8487-0399-9. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2766517

Vytautas Cyras (Contact Author)

Vilnius University ( email )

Mathematics & Informatics, Naugarduko 24
Vilnius, LT-03225
Lithuania

HOME PAGE: http://www.mif.vu.lt/~cyras/

Friedrich Lachmayer

University of Innsbruck ( email )

Austria

HOME PAGE: http://www.legalvisualization.com

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