The aim of this lab.

Documents can be regarded as interfaces of information, which can be seen between human beings, computers, or organizations.

In history, documents have been fundamental authentic media to convey information and not only used for personal communication but also establishing organizations. From the viewpoit of information flow, organizations can be defined by a boundary of information concealment. Then, studying documents leads to revealing a way of organization and human communication.

These days, digitized documents affect the whole process of documentation, i.e. production, (re-)usage, and preservation. For example, we have to think what the original is, what an electronic editing is, how digital documents are published, how documents can be shared, how digitized document can be preserved, whether we can regard digital documents as authentic ones, and so on.

We are seeking a grand theory of documents.