Jonas Lund & Yves Citton : Pouvoir, réseau et imagination – ENS Ulm

Jonas Lund : We Show You Want You Want To See

In We Show You Want You Want To See Jonas Lund will discuss some of his recent works, juxtaposed with his observations of the current ongoing and changing political, social and technological climate online.

Through opaque systems your attention is captured, your engagement monetised and your agency compromised. By presenting you with a false promise of showing you what you want to see and giving everyone a voice, the social networks, media and the established political systems are creating a situation of limiting alternative views, ultimately leading to more of the same. You are stuck in a loop of closing Facebook, Instagram or whatever social networking app that’s currently in vogue, to just reopen it 5 minutes later. It’s not your fault, the leading experts in computer science and behavioural psychology have all contributed towards creating apps that are as addictive as possible.

The implications of these systems became apparent last year, in the US election and Brexit, the established media and the left were shocked. How did we not see this coming? What did we do wrong? Significantly underestimating not only your opponents, but also the power of persuasion enabled by social media, and the narrowness of contrasting views, all contributing to situation where the modus operandi seems to be that no one really knows what’s going on. As a representation of the non transparent highly biased algorithms that automatically decide our default information flow, we’ve became increasingly confused.. Are we living in a simulation? Have our imagination been captured? What is the solution to this algorithmic status quo? Who is responsible? Can artificial intelligence save the day? Could a solution be imagined?

Jonas Lund 1984, born in Sweden, based in Berlin and Amsterdam. Lund is a Swedish that creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflects on contemporary networked systems and power structures of control. He earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He has had solo exhibitions at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2016), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016, 2015, 2014), Växjö Konsthall Sweden (2016), Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam (2014), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), New Museum, New York (2012), and has had work included in numerous group exhibitions including at Carrol/Fletcher, London, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Witte De With, Rotterdam, De Hallen, Haarlem and the Moving Museum, Istanbul. His work has been written about in Artforum, Kunstforum, Metropolis M, Artslant, Rhizome, Huffington Post, Furtherfield, Wired and more.

L’exposition de Lund a lieu jusqu’au 9/12 à Gennevilliers

Yves Citton : Imagination artificielle et éthique documentaire

L’imagination humaine a toujours été « artificielle ». La digitalisation en cours rajoute une couche d’artificialité électrique à toute une série d’artificialités préalables. Ce faisant toutefois, elle exacerbe un détachement par rapport à la matérialité « naturelle » de nos existences. Il pourrait donc être judicieux d’en contrecarrer les dérives possibles en cultivant un souci et un soin d’une certaine éthique documentaire. Comment se traduit cette éthique documentaire dans un univers digitalisé ? On essaiera de répondre à cette question en faisant référence à des chercheurs comme Vilém Flusser, David Abram, Pierre-Damien Huyghe, Anthony Masure et Jacopo Rasmi.

Yves Citton est professeur de littérature et media à Paris 8, après avoir enseigné à Sciences Po Paris, à New York University, à l’University of Pittsburgh et à l’Université de Genève, d’où il a reçu son doctorat en 1992. Il rêve de devenir archéologue des media quand il sera grand.
En attendant, il co-dirige la revue Multitudes, dont les numéros anciens sont en accès libre sur Multitudes-Cairn, et il anime une émission mensuelle sur Radio Campus Grenoble 90.8 FM, intitulée Zazirocratie, dont quelques enregistrements passés sont téléchargeables depuis ce site, et dont les podcasts récents sont disponibles sur le site de la radio.

Entrée libre et sans inscription
Intervenants : Jonas Lund et Yves Citton
Date et heure : 27 novembre 2017 – 14h-16h
Lieu : École Normale Supérieure – salle Dussane
45, rue d’Ulm, Paris 75005