Technology, Art & Politics

In his new book, La société automatique, Bernard Stiegler departs from a philo- sophical tradition that opposes autonomy and automatization so as to position autom- atization at the core of biological, social, and technical forms of life. Responding to the rise of the digital—as the increasing automatization of processes of selection through computational means—Stiegler’s project challenges us to recognize contem- porary life as automatic. This shift in approach inevitably recalibrates the onto- genetic grounds of contemporary culture, and necessitates a reconsideration of socio- cultural practices from the standpoint of the digital modes of algorithmic existence that are enacted within our midst. Conducted by Anaïs Nony

In an interview conducted on October, 26 2015 at the FD13 Residency for the Arts in Saint- Paul, Minnesota, Adam Linder talks about choreography as being both a technology of presence and desire. Starting off with a reflection concerning the diverse languages he uses in his artwork, Linder quickly turns his attention to the complex relationships between body movements, abstraction, and diverse forms of codification. He underlines how cultural influences are shaping production of languages and their commodification, and describes the technics he deploys for the body to remain a central mode of expression.

Fraîchement sorti de l’école du Théâtre National de Strasbourg, le jeune comédien Mexianu Medenou représente une nouvelle génération de comédiens issus de la diversité. Débarrassé des carcans et des stéréotypes attribués à ses aînés, à 24 ans Mexianu se sent confiant face à un théâtre qui s’ouvre à d’autres perspectives. Rencontre avec un jeune homme plein de promesses…