As a part of the Forum Vertigo
June 13, 2:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou Petite salle

2:30pm | Panel Discussion 1: The confusion of Traces and Objects

Led by Jean-Max Colard, Head of the service Parole, Centre Pompidou
With Valérie Beaudouin, Professor-Researcher at Télécom ParisTech
Matthieu Bonicel, Head of Editions and IT Systems, Lafayette Anticipations
Maël Renouard, Philosopher, Author of Fragments d'une mémoire infinie
Denis Teyssou, Head of Editions of R&D Medialab, AFP

Digital technologies question what a society witnesses: what do we collect and index, objects or their context? Or traces of their use? The banality of conversations or the production of institutions? We will see, through several examples—both scholarly and artistic—how sources change state passing from a published book to raw material to be processed. Beginning with objects that are the basis of future knowledge, multifaceted, not structural but heterodox.

4:30pm | Panel Discussion 2: Ancient Order and New Discorder in Collections

Led by Sophie Bertrand, Head of the Digital Cooperation Service and Gallica, BnF
With Florent Aziosmanoff, Founder of Living Art Lab
Albertine Meunier
, Internet artist
Joachim Montessuis, Artist
Karl Pineau, Researcher at the Costech Laboratory, Université de Technologie de Compiègne
Florent Aziosmanoff, ArtH2H

Beginning with these multifaceted objects, what will our idea of a collection become? Beginning with a universe supposedly organized by an order that is that of publishing and libraries, digital technology disturbs structural logics by creating categories produced by amateurs, revealing networked structures, imposing non-academic frameworks. This is an evolution for the profession of heritage curator or librarian, but also an unintended use of heritage. Forming/deforming/reforming the corpus is an academic exercise but also an act of creation in which visualization becomes determinant for the exploration and representation of collections.

Photo: Becoming, capture d’écran © Marc Downie (OpenEndedGroup) et Nick Rothwell (Cassiel)


Valérie Beaudouin

Teacher and researcher at Télécom Paris Tech

Valérie Beaudoin (b. 1968), works as a researcher in social sciences for Télécom Paris Tech (Interdisciplinary Innovation Institute, UMR 13). She studie...

Maël Renouard

Author and translator

Maël Renouard (b.1979) is a French author and translator. He is an alumnus of the École normale supérieure de la rue d'Ulm and an « agrégé » in philosophy. He was awarded the ...

Denis Teyssou

Head of Medialab, Agence France Press.

Sophie Bertrand

Head of the Digital Cooperation Departement and Gallica, Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF)

A Master in Edition from université Paris-IV Sorbonne, Sophie Bertrand worked for ten years as a proj...

Florent Aziosmanoff

Founder of Living Art Lab

As a producer, author and theoretician Florent Aziosmanoff (b. 1957), has developed a unique expertise in the field of digital art using artificial intelligence, which he ...

Albertine Meunier


Albertine Meunier (b.1964), lives and works in Paris and Vitry sur Seine. Albertine Meunier has been practicing so-called digital art since 1998, and is particularly inclined to use the Inte...

Karl Pineau

Researcher at Costech Laboratory, université de technologie de Compiègne (UTC)

Karl Pineau is a doctoral student in digital humanities at the Laboratoire Costech, and the université de technologie ...

Joachim Montessuis

Artist and poet

Joachim Montessuis is a french artist and poet living in Paris. Since the early 90’s he has developped an experimental and contextual practice mainly around voice, drone, noise, sou...

Matthieu Bonicel

Archivist and paleographer, as head of the IT and editions department at Lafayette Anticipations foundation

Matthieu Bonicel is a former student of the École nationale des chartes. He was a curator...