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Frank Maet

FRANK MAET is a lecturer in philosophy of art and philosophy of technology at LUCA-KULeuven (Belgium). 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 further development of the digitization. He supervises PhD’s in the arts, focused on the interaction between Philosophy, Art and Technology, and hereby art is used as a research-tool to explore the complexity of a technology. 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.” He is a member of the KULeuven Digital Society Institute.