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Luciano Floridi and contemporary art practice

McQueen, G. E. & Bawden, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-0478-6456 (2020). Luciano Floridi and contemporary art practice. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 19(4), pp. 328-350. doi: 10.1080/14702029.2020.1823762


This article examines how the thinking of Luciano Floridi, especially his emphasis on information, could affect the way we approach art practice. It aims to situate art practice in relation to contemporary informational theories and suggests that the way we view contemporary art practice needs to move beyond existing theories. Key components to Floridi’s philosophy are introduced with relevance to art practice, followed by an analysis of these concepts with examples from the history of art. It is hoped that, by clarifying some of the more complex terms and concepts, readers will form a better understanding of the connections and potential synergy between art practice and the sciences of information, through the philosophy of Floridi.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Visual Art Practice, to be available online:
Publisher Keywords: Luciano Floridi; philosophy of information; art practice; infosphere; semantic capital
Subjects: N Fine Arts
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
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