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Round table

Saturday 19th March – 10am : Maison de la Culture, salle Boris Vian, Clermont-Ferrand

La transition numérique

Les mutants

Transmedia/crossmedia : an evolution of the paradigms of the representation of content and its broadcasting.

The round-table discussions provide an opportunity to think about and debate common art/science/technical/digital and societal issues. Several projects are presented on a defined theme, and the audience and participants are invited to react. Artists, teachers and researchers (philosophy, sociology, ethnology, art history…) and digital professionals have been invited.

This round table is organized in a partnership with the Volcans bookstore, the Service Université Culture (Université Clermont Auvergne & associés), the Université Blaise Pascal (UBP) de Clermont-Ferrand, Bibliauvergne, the “Hauts parleurs”, the Master’s program “Management of Cultural Projects – Books and Multimedia” of the Department of Literature, Languages and Humanities, the Department of Cultural Professions of UBP, the ISCC Auvergne (Institut des Sciences de la Communication of the CNRS) and Le Transfo, Art culture Auvergne.

Moderator: Elise Aspord, doctor of Art History (thesis on Art and Intelligence, artificial and robotic life, Paris X, 2007).

Technological disruptions are not always experienced as advances because they are not often anticipated. The apostles of DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY are often denounced by those who rightly or wrongly are frightened by them. The old world struggles to change paradigms.
Starting from reflections, observations, or practices linked to publishing and digital creation, the panelists of this round table will confront their position. It will be an opportunity to debate the merits of certain postulates.
Are we correct in stating that if the music industry was directly attacked, and is struggling to recover, the literary world seems on the other hand to have taken into account the technical potentialities but also the pitfalls that others have fallen into? What about other fields of creation at a time when all practices are converging toward a hybridization of means and forms…? How do mediation and conservation professionals approach the new tools of their practice? What are the issues at stake? How does the artist perform with all that? What awareness do they have of these evolutions and their consequences?
We will use as a basis the expertise of the future of books from Lorenzo Soccavo in order to highlight the overall tendencies and issues. Today media intersect (cross), pass through each other (trans), their forms are increased, the experiences of reading are reinvented. We speak of augmented books (through video, sound, animation…), new forms of writing, emergent writing… Through the work of “intermedia poetry” by the artist Hortense Gauthier, we will explore these different materialities of writing (sound, visual, visual arts, digital, corporal).
But beyond literary creation, it will also be the opportunity to ask about content, its visualization, its cartography (with the intervention of Virginie Pringuet and her Altasmuseum project). The pooling of big data and the possible exchanges around this production of information shows us a digital world that is leaning toward organizations of horizontal exchanges that collide with centuries of “vertical” practices.
We can see a long period in which it will be necessary to show a certain amount of pedagogy in order to approach the issues that are caused by the digital transition

Table ronde VIDEOFORMES 2015 - Crédit photo : Loiez Deniel

Participants :

Lorenzo Soccavo is a researcher associated with the research program “Ethics and Myths of Creation” at the Institut Charles Cros and independent advisor in the future of books, reading, and publishing in Paris.
He is author of several works including: Les Mutations du Livre et de la Lecture (2014), De la bibliothèque à la bibliosphère (2011) et Gutenberg 2.0, le futur du livre (2007). He is the designer of the future of books and regularly participates as a lecturer, teacher or trainer, for all book and reading professionals, as well as of print and digital French publishing. His project Bibliosphère is a member of the Collectif i3Dim, the 3D immersive incubator, and several of his prototypes of digital mediation are developed on the 3D immersive web platform EVER [Environnement Virtuel pour l’Enseignement et la Recherche] of the University of Strasbourg.
Blog Lorenzo Soccavo :
“The internal voyage of the reader” :

Virginie Pringuet, has been a programmer/curator in the field of media arts and contemporary art since 1997 and “data curator” since 2011. From Montreal to Paris to Lille and Nantes, she has been involved in many in situ projects such as Silophone (Montreal), Nuit Blanche (Paris, 2002, 2005, 2013), Lille2004, Estuaire (Nantes-Saint-Nazaire, 2007 and 2009). Designer of the Atlasmuseum project, a semantic atlas of works of art in the public space, she is in a doctoral program in Esthetics and Digital Humanities at the Université Rennes 2 (Doctoral school in Arts, Literature, and Languages; Research unit: Arts: practices and poetics
Atlasmuseum is an evolutionary digital platform bound to a research project on the “wall-less museum.” Atlasmuseum is an online collaborative project between artists, researchers, organizers, art lovers, computer scientists, art historians, documentation and archive professionals. It consists in developing different tools for inventory, documentation, semantization, and visualization of works of art in the public space. Through an inventory process based on the contributions from professionals but also from the general public, the public works of art are indexed, geo-localized, and documented with the help of a semantic atlas, notes on specific works, and cross-disciplinary, thematic, and geographic collections. (Wiki site) (information site on the Atlasmuseum project)  (Android app)

Hortense Gauthier has studied history-geography and political science. Since 2003, she has developed poetic intermedia work by exploring the different materialities of writing (sound, visual, visual arts, digital, corporal), as well as digital creations (performances, installations, videos, concerts) under the name HP Process (with Philippe Boisnard). The duo develops the concept of “poetry digital action” through which they question the relations between bodies, space, writing, and new media. Hortense Gauthier also develops a practice of action art in the public space, or in relation with singular geographic spaces. It deals with writing of the body that questions, in a contextual way, the logics of social, geographical, political, and media inscriptions.