As a part of the Forum Vertigo
June 16, 11 a.m.
Centre Pompidou Petite salle

11am – Presentation of the Exhibition « Coder le monde »

By its curators:Frédéric Migayrou, curator, Camille Lenglois, assistant curator
and the timeline supervisors: Moreno Andreatta, music timeline supervisor, Emmanuel Cyriaque, litterature timeline supervisor, Olivier Zeitoun, dance timeline supervisor.

Noon – Présentation of the Exhibition « Ryoji Ikeda »

By its curator, Marcella Lista (to be confirmed: in presence of the artist)

14h30 | Code and Literature

Led by Emmanuel Cyriaque, Litterature timeline supervisor of the exhibition « Coder le Monde », Director of éditions HYX
With Emmanuel Guez, Artist, Philosopher and Mediarcheologist
Nick Montfort, Poet and Professor of Digital Media at MIT
Jörg Piringer, Performance Artist
Beat Suter, Director of GameLab and Professor at the Université des Arts, Zürich – Game Design Section

Following up on the historical avant-gardists who problematized the notion of writing and inscription, the authors find, in the computer, an instrument for formalization enabling a liberation of relations between signs and meaning. From the first texts generated by computer (Théo Lutz, Nanni Baslestrini) to animated digital poetry, from hypertext to multiple Internet experiments, today new forms of writing and reading question text and literature in the era of hypermedia.

4pm | Architecture and Design

Led by Frédéric Migayrou, Deputy Director of Industriak Creation, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Pompidou
With John Frazer, Professor in Design and Architecture, Universities of Ulster and Hong Kong
Adrien Ravon, Teacher and Researcher, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture
Andrew Witt, Architect and Co-Founder of Certain Measures

Beginning in the 80s, continuing the pioneering work of the engineers Pierre Bézier and William Fetter for industry, the apparition of programs like Form Z and Catia were the basis for the understanding of digital morphologies initiated by architects such as Cédric Price, John Frazer, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, and Greg Lynn. New processes of digital design creating original and revolutionary structures where multi-agent algorithms code geometry and topology via complex and variable functions.

6pm | Visual Arts, Music, and Interaction

Led by Emmanuel Mahé, Director of Research at EnsAD
With Natasha Barrett, Composer
Mark Downie, Digital Artist, OpenEndedGroup
Driessens & Verstappen, Artists
Jean-Louis Giavitto, Director of Research at the CNRS, Deputy Director of the UMR IRCAM-STMS
Olga Kisseleva, Artist
Nicolas Maigret et Maria Roszkowska, Artists, Collectif Disnovation.Org
Sébastien Noël, Artist, Collectif Troïka

The digital discretization of space based on pixels and voxels has led to a critical examination and radial modernism that opens a huge field for research and artistic expression, blurring scales and reorganizing forms from the infinitesimally small to the infinitely large.  Digital creations materialize in an immersive space; equipped with interactive controls, they question the representation and writing of space and time, in both their visual and sonic components.

Photo © Frans Parthesius


Emmanuel Guez

Artist, philosopher and media archaeologist

Emmanuel Guez is an artist, a philosopher and a media archaeologist. He is the co-director of PAMAL (Preservation & Art - Media Archaeology Lab) at t...

Nick Montfort

Poet and Professor of Digital Media at MIT

Nick Montfort's (b. 1972), computer-generated books of poetry include #!, the collaboration 2×6,Autopia, and The Truelist, the first in the new Using Ele...

Jörg Piringer

Performance Artist

Jörg Piringer (b. 1974) currently lives in Vienna, Austria. A member of the Institute for Transacoustic Research and of the vegetable orchestra, he holds a Master’s degree in com...

Beat Suter

Director of GameLab and Professor at the université des Arts, Zürich – Game Design Section

Beat Suter has a ph.D. from the University of Zurich on the topic digital literature and interactive ficti...

John Frazer

Professor in Design and Architecture, Universities of Ulster and Hong Kong

Professor John Frazer (b. 1945) has led the field of intelligent computer aided design since the 60s, was the originator o...

Adrien Ravon

Architect, teacher and researcher

Adrien Ravon is an architect, teacher and researcher, combining both, a theoretical and technical approach. Ravon completed his studies at the FADU-UBA, Buenos Air...

Andrew Witt

Architect and Co-Founder of Certain Measures

Andrew Witt is co-founder with Tobias Nolte of Certain Measures, a design and technology incubator that combines imagination and evidence. He is also As...

Emmanuel Mahé

Research Director at EnsAD

Holder of a Phd in information and communication sciences, Emmanuel Mahé is a specialist in the growing usage of information and communications technologies especially in...

Marc Downie

Digital Artist, OpenEndedGroup

Marc Downie (PhD), (b. 1977), is a digital artist, filmmaker, and programmer whose pioneering approach to digital art frequently combines three signature elements: no...

 Driessens & Verstappen


The artist couple Driessens & Verstappen have worked together since 1990. After their study at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Rijksakademie Amsterdam, they jointly developed a ...

Olga Kisseleva


Olga Kisseleva est artiste-chercheuse dont la pratique prend forme à travers des projets à long terme, toujours à la frontière entre l’art et la recherche fondamentale. Elle mène un travail...

Nicolas / Maria Maigret / Roszkowska


At the crossroads between contemporary art, research and hacking the DISNOVATION.ORGworking group based in Paris develops situations of disturbance, speculation and debate, challenging the...

Sébastien Noël

Artist from Troika's collective

Sebastien Noel (born 1977) is one of three artists that founded the contemporary art group Troika. He met Eva Rucki and Conny Freyer while studying at the Royal Coll...

Jean-Louis Giavitto

Director of Research at the CNRS, Deputy Director of the UMR IRCAM-STMS

My work focuses on the development of new programming paradigm based on temporal and spatial relationships. In my previous li...

Natasha Barrett


Natasha Barrett (b. 1972) grew up in a music-loving family of non-musicans, in an environment that included both pop and classical music. When studying at the City Universtiy in London wit...