I, Archive: Envisioning and Programming Digital Legality from SyFy's Caprica

Tim Peters and Karen Crawley (eds) Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation Routledge, 2018

Griffith University Law School Research Paper 18-03

38 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2018 Last revised: 14 May 2018

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Kieran Mark Tranter

Griffith University - Griffith Law School

Date Written: February 1, 2018

Abstract

This chapter charts the demise of the paper archival system of modern law and envisions the key features of its digital successor through SyFy’s short-lived TV show Caprica. Having shown the features of digital legality as inhuman speed, autonomy and hybridity, it is argued that legal theorising needs to become proficient in understanding the schematics of digital legality and its programming. In particular focus should be on establishing pause moments in the code that allow the human and the analogue to manifest and participate in digital legality.

Keywords: law and humanities, science fiction, paper, digital, archive

JEL Classification: K19

Suggested Citation

Tranter, Kieran Mark, I, Archive: Envisioning and Programming Digital Legality from SyFy's Caprica (February 1, 2018). Tim Peters and Karen Crawley (eds) Envisioning Legality: Law, Culture and Representation Routledge, 2018; Griffith University Law School Research Paper 18-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3116575

Kieran Mark Tranter (Contact Author)

Griffith University - Griffith Law School ( email )

Nathan Campus, GU
Nathan 4111
Australia

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