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Book Chapter


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6.4 ART

Publication Details

Chapter in an edited volume, "Digital Art in Ireland" ed. James O'Sullivan, Anthem Press. 2021


This chapter considers the role of digital art practice, with an emphasis on the Irish context, in what is described as the data-city, that is a theorisation of this contemporary urban condition so infused with opaque data-driven systems that almost every action is described by and enacted through data. The ubiquitous deployment and action of data assemblages – the networks of hardware and software that enable data-capture regimes – in urban space are changing the nature of the city itself in ways that are not readily apparent. Critical data art practices it is suggested, provide a method to highlight and critique these developments.