Keynote speakers: Bernard Stiegler and Lev Manovich

Bernard Stiegler

Keynote lecture: October 26, 17h. Auditorium of MSH Paris Nord.

Keynote title: “There is no immateriality. The function of arts in the process of exosomatisation”

Bernard Stiegler is director of Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation at the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmith College in London and a professor at the University of Technology of Compiègne where he teaches philosophy.

Before taking up the post at the Pompidou Center, he was program director at the International College of Philosophy, Deputy Director General of the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, then Director General at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM). Bernard Stiegler has published more the 30 books on philosophy, technology, digitization, capitalism, and consumer culture.

Bio source: Ars Industrialis


Lev Manovich

Keynote lecture: October 28, 17h. Auditorium of MSH Paris Nord.

Keynote title: “Mapping global digital art”

Lev Manovich is the author and editor of eight books including Data Drift (RIXC, 2015), Software Takes Command (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), Soft Cinema: Navigating the Database (The MIT Press, 2005), and The Language of New Media (The MIT Press, 2001) which was described as “the most suggestive and broad ranging media history since Marshall McLuhan.” He appeared on the list of “25 People Shaping the Future of Design” in 2013 and the list of “50 Most Interesting People Building the Future” in 2014.

Manovich is a Professor of Computer Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Director of the Software Studies Lab that uses methods from computer science, media design and humanities to analyze big cultural data such as millions of Instagram images. The lab’s most recent projects were commissioned by MoMA, New Public Library, and Google. Selfiecity won Golden Award in Best Visualization Project category in the global competition in 2014; On Broadway project received Silver Award in the same category in 2015.

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