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Book Chapter


6.4 ART, Art history

Publication Details

McGarrigle, Conor. ‘Digital Art: An Incomplete Story’. In Digital Art in Ireland: Reflections & Visuals, 15–25. Cork: Blackwater Press, 2023.

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This chapter asks what it means to speak of digital art today in the context of Irish art. It argues that while digital technology infuses all aspects of daily life, including art making, that digital art is not simply art made with digital tools. Applying a historical perspective, digital art is seen as developing from a long history of art and technology that stresses tactical critical engagement. The chapter finishes with an overview of the forgotten history of Irish digital art to argue that, without this history, the story of Irish art is incomplete.