Dr. Frank Maet

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  • Research topics:
    Technology and/as art
    Technology and ethics
    Art and science
    Art and other media
    Post-artistic theory
    Philosophy of artistic research
    Philosophy in relation to the practice of art and design
    Philosophy of contemporary culture

Frank Maet is a lecturer in philosophy of art and philosophy of technology. Before specializing in philosophy, he followed a training in performing arts (‘acting’) and studied visual arts (‘moving image’). He published on contemporary art theory (Danto, de Duve, Fried), contemporary artists and designers (Sikander, Murakami, Snibbe), and philosophy of technology (McLuhan, Latour, Stiegler, Nancy, Verbeek). Currently his research focuses on the question how art and aesthetics can contribute to the understanding as well as the development of the digitization. He was involved in the professional scientific research-project “Digital designers: co-creators of participatory democracy”. Furthermore, he holds public lectures on “Philosophy of the Internet”; “Artists as Educators of Robots” and “In Search of an Ethics for Human-Computer Interaction.”


Frank Theys: The Tragic Sciences

Steve Michiels: Self-censorship - corrected thoughts of an artist "Which visual censorship is necessary today?"

Veronika Romhàny: Only one discipline: define yourself! Mind Maps - collaborative digital art practices as self- and system critical tools

Vincent Thornhill: A search for alternative conceptions of the ideal through computational photography

The future of the artistic object

On things and thinking: design and nature

Philosophy, Art and Technology

Illustration and Cultural Critique

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