Artifact It has its origin in the Latin expression factus art, what does it mean “Made with art” . That's why the first meaning that the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) recognizes the term refers to the mechanical work done according to art .
In everyday language, an artifact is a machine or a apparatus Created with a specific technical purpose. Artifacts have various complexities, since a vessel can be considered as an artifact just like an electronic machine.
For example: “My uncle invented an artifact that warns when the door is locked without a key”, "In the workshop of grandfather Luis there are all kinds of artifacts", “This device allows to keep the water temperature at a constant level throughout the day”.
It is important to emphasize that on many occasions the inventors, who are continually investigating the development of new devices and machinery for the best quality of life of all, run into the fact that their projects are pejoratively classified as artifacts.
The term can be used derogatory or derogatory , to name the object impractical or difficult to handle : “I don't like going for a walk with such a heavy device”, “I have to thank my mother-in-law for giving me such an artifact”.
An artifact can also be a explosive charge , either a grenade, a mine or similar object: "The device exploded in front of the police station and killed two people", "The security forces managed to deactivate the device before it exploded and caused damage".
Among the latest explosive devices that were made known through the media, the one that in the last months the National Police deactivated in the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid stands out. It was a low-intensity and homemade device that had been placed by an anti-system group.
In addition to all of the above, we cannot forget that there is a publication called “Artifact”. On paper is available that, which also has its own web page, thanks to which those passionate about philosophy and thought can find interesting reports, interviews and articles.
Argentina is where the origin of this means of communication is found in which other issues such as politics, economics, art or ethics are also addressed.
But Artefacto is also the name of a company in the audiovisual field that has as a clear objective to offer services to all types of televisions, producers or entities of the film or theater sector. Specifically, this entity makes available to all of them qualified professionals in areas such as the creation of scenarios, makeup, special effects or the recreation of all types of sculptures or fictional spaces.
The science in general and the medicine in particular they use the notion of artifact to refer to the distortion in data processing because of a measuring instrument, which can generate a misinterpretation or an incorrect result.