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Publication of L’agir en condition hyperconnectée

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Parcours Numérique
Presses Universitaires de Montréal, 2020

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The last decade has been marked by the multiplication and entanglement of connection modes and areas; with cities and smart phones, massive data collection or ambient internet connection, a large part of humanity is interconnected from (almost) everywhere. This contemporary state in which online and offline spaces hybridize is referred to here as the hyperconnected condition. From the moment this hyperconnectivity is established as a mode of existence, what can be done and what is being done? And how can we think beyond this phenomenon? This book brings together different perspectives on the study of art and images in order to better understand the (im)possibilities of this condition through a critical examination of the materialities and representations produced within it. Digital devices integrated into our daily lives, autonomous machines, bodies and looks are active. They organize, desire and exacerbate affects and politics - all actions that express the modalities of coexistence in a hyperconnected condition. https://www.parcoursnumeriques-pum.ca/11-agir/

Enrico Agostini Marchese publishes: "How to do cities with words. City, space and literature in the hyper-connected era". Disconnected from the fixed position of the desktop computer, the connection that has become hyper is not only integrated into urban space and its structures, but now takes place through the mobile devices we have with - and on - us at any time and in any place. This text examines the hyper-connected condition from the perspective of mobility, digital literature and urban space. By analyzing two literary projects on the relationship between images of the city and hyperconnection, French writer Pierre Ménard's Les lignes de désir (2016) and the Montreal collaborative work site Dérives (2010-), it prompts us to reflect on some of the changes that digital technologies bring to the city, as well as how literature can take hold of them in order to produce new spatial imaginaries. https://www.parcoursnumeriques-pum.ca/11-agir/chapitre2.html

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