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International colloquium "Vivre par(mi) les écrans : passé et avenir" (Living Through/Among Screens: Past and Future)

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April 27, 2022

From April 27 to 29, 2022, the colloquium "Vivre par(mi) les écrans : passé et avenir" (Living Through/Among Screens: Past and Future), directed by Mauro Carbone and Jacopo Bodini, will take place at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 - IRPhil. Marcello Vitali-Rosati will be presenting on April 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. (EST) "Pour une multiplicité d'écrans" (For a Multiplicity of Screens). Streaming here.
<>It is now obvious - especially since the COVID-19 pandemic - that "screens are not simple surfaces showing images" (Bodini et al. 2020): they make our relationship with the world possible, they have even become our privileged way of access to the world. In this sense, the debate on screens cannot be centered anymore on an alleged "unreality" of the digital world. A new question emerges: who owns these screens? Who produces and structures the interfaces with which we inhabit the world? In my talk, I will show how a handful of companies - usually referred to by the acronym "GAFAM" - are monopolizing our means of being in the world by standardizing and impoverishing them. So the problem is not that we spend our time on "screens", but that we spend it on "a" screen. Is it possible to find a plurality of ways to inhabit the world?

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