What is a virtual work of art? : episode 4/4 of the podcast Can we live in a virtual world?

Asking whether we can live in a virtual world is a question that arises in view of technological and computer progress. What does philosophy tell us about those realities which have no tangible materiality like the ordinary real, but which nevertheless have tangible effects? Here is the fourth and last episode of this series devoted to the question of the virtual: what is a virtual work of art ?

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Debate time

37 mins


Sound references

  • Archive of Beeple reacting to the record sale of his digital work “Everyday: the First 5,000 days” for $69.3 million on March 11, 2021 at Christie’s
  • Archive of Annie Le Brun, “With Philosophy”, France Culture, September 13, 2022
  • Reading by Aïda N’Diaye of an extract from Walter Benjamin, The work of art at work of its mechanical reproduction (1936), translation by Jean-Maurice Monnoyer, in W. Benjamin, French WritingsGallimard.
  • Song by Beck, Bogert & Appice, “Sweet sweet surrender”, 1973
  • Archive of Aloïs Jaboulet-Vercherre, 23, co-founder of NFT France, Journal de 20h, France 2, February 6, 2022
  • Archive of France Intern Secret d’Info, NFT: New art or new scam?, September 2022
  • Archive of Giv Anquetil and Daniel Mermet, with Franck Lepage at the 40th International Contemporary Art Fair, “There if I am there”, France Inter, 2013

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What is a virtual work of art? : episode 4/4 of the podcast Can we live in a virtual world?

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