Reflections on the genre of philosophical art installations

Erik Rietveld, Julian Kiverstein*

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We organized our reply to the rich set of commentaries on Erik’s inaugural lecture—The affordance of art for making technologies—around the following five themes. (1) The experience of artworks and whether such experiences can be described in terms of the affordances of artworks. (2) The possibility that engagement with artworks offers for the transformation of ourselves and the sociomaterial practices we take part in. (3) The claim that artworks can serve as what Annemarie Mol describes as “material propositions” that can be used to engage philosophical reflection. (4) The temporality of making practices and how art installations can be thought of as places in which past, present, and future meet. (5) How art could potentially enable a better embedding of technologies in society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-602
Number of pages14
JournalAdaptive Behavior
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • Affordances
  • making
  • material playgrounds
  • philosophical artworks
  • skilled intentionality framework
  • visual art


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