April 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Montreal time
lecture given as part of the ARCANES Seminar, linked to the research project "From Deceptive Arts to Post-Truth: Regimes of Authenticity", funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
As Hannah Arendt explains to us, authority is the capacity to produce trust without physical or rational constraint. Digital space, in this sense, is full of authorities: we trust a search engine, social networks, information platforms... But how and why does this trust occur? What are the conditions? And what role do large private companies play in these dynamics of authority?
the video caption is available here.