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The Ontological Foundations of Digital Art


In recent decades, the internet has become our predominant public space and yet the role of art in this space remains largely unthought. This paper argues that graphic art, and in particular digital graphic art, has great power to shape and transform our thinking and experience. But with that power comes an enormous political and ethical responsibility, a responsibility too often ignored by programmers and computer scientists. This paper uses the work of Denis Schmidt and Jacques Taminiaux as important resources for developing a Heideggerian response to this lack.


Heidegger, Taminiaux, Schmidt, Klee, ontology, petty technē, event

How to cite:

Lally, Róisín. “The Ontological Foundations of Digital Art.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 2, no. 4(6) (2018): 27–35. https://doi.org/10.26319/6914.


Róisín Lally
Department of Philosophy, Gonzaga University
502 E Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99285-047, USA


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