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December 11, 12, 13th 2002/ The book in 2003

Active Concepts in the paradigmatic renewals

   A proposal of seminar-performance, interdisciplinary, emanating from the critical review, at the time of its two years anniversary of existence. Beyond the modern avant-gardes and post-moderns, in all their prospects for rupture or going beyond, innovates a prospective territory to which relay the observation and the perception of the review.

Scientific Directors:

Special thanks, Odette LAURENT, Bertrand PRIOUR.

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Contacts for the symposium contents and administration:
Animation and general administration Aliette Guibert-Certhoux,
Scientific commitee person for the LAIOS, Henri-Pierre Jeudy,

> Wednesday December 11/ 10 am to 8 pm

During the entry : projection of the organic clip "Mixed Byriani".The symposium will be declared opened by Henry Chapier and Jean-Luc
Monterosso, respectively president and director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Will follow a brief actualization of the object of the symposium by the director of the publications of the online review Epigraph and presentation in homage to the film director's Chris Marker and his work La jetée (35 mm copy of the MEP). Projection will be followed by an acapella "off" performance of Slamosophie by the author (Yellowfast).

Morning - Surge of technics, aesthetics and failure
Henri-Pierre Jeudy (Sociologist, LAIOS, CNRS).
> Deadly esthetisation of social
Marc Abélès (Anthropologist, LAIOS, CNRS).
> The politics failure
Michel Tibon-Cornillot (Anthropologist of Sciences, Professor EHESS, Paris).
> The surge of contemporary techniques : Instablity, disappearance of the industrial companies.
Alexandre Constanzo (Philosophe, université de Paris VIII)
> La pharmacie anesthésique

Afternoon - "Fragile Humanity" 1, metapolitics, atopia, events, strategies
Nano 1 (algorithme virtuel d’Antoine Schmitt)
Anne Querrien (Sociologue in urbanism, ministère de l’Equipement, Paris)
> De l’institution, ligne de fuite…
Jean-Paul Dollé (Philosopher, School of architecture of Paris la Villette)
> Politics as an evenemential
Juan Alonso (Semiotician, University Paris VIII)
> Languages of terrorism : rates, rythms and instability.
Federico Montanari (Semiotician, University of Bologna, Italy).
> Semiotics of the war

Evening - "Fragile Humanity" 2, Time in the random autonomy of Arts and Technics
Penny Starfield (Researcher in History and Esthetics of the cinema, University of Paris VII)
> Story at stake
Hikaru Fujii (Vidéaste and multi-media graphic designer, ENSAD JP/FR)
> Interactive perceptions : Public and sports.
Antoine Schmitt (Sculptor of animated virtualities)
> Performing the Algorythmic Cycles : The Nanoensembles, Nano 2 : presentation.
Andre Lozano aka Loz-on-the-Net (multi-media Graphic designer, professor of visual arts, Lycée of Saint Avold, Fr).
> Numerical editing as a critical art.

> Thursday December 12/ 10 am to 8 pm

Morning - Biology 1 "Neither god, nor gene"
Jean-Jacques Kupiec (Biologist, Engineer Researcher, Institut Cochin, National Institute of Health and Medical Research, CNRS, Paris)
> Darwinism and genetics
Pierre Sonigo (Biologists, Director Researcher, Institut Cochin, National Institute of Health and Medical Research, CNRS, Paris)
> Genotype and phenotype : Instruction or selection ?
Isabelle Tardieux (Researcher, Institut Cochin, CNRS, Paris)
> Praise for the parasite Toxoplasma Gondii (oyé, oyé)
Bertrand Laforge (Physicist, Pierre et Marie Curie university Paris VI, Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and High Energies).
> Chance-election, simulation

Afternoon - Biology 2 "A new theory on the cancers" 2
Intermède "Nano 3" (algorithme virtuel d’Antoine Schmitt)
Ana Soto
, (Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, the USA)
> Theory of the cellular society : A new comprehension of Cancer (1)
Carlos Sonnenschein (Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, the USA)
> Theory of the cellular society : A new comprehension of Cancer (2)

Evening - Interstitial universes, Lucky fiction
Intermède "Nano 4" (algorithme virtuel d’Antoine Schmitt)

Jean-Louis Weissberg (Professor and Researcher in Sciences of the communication, University of Paris XIII, Laboratory Paris VIII)
> Reticular model, fiction and experimentation : Television lies.
Etienne Armand Amato (Dr. in Info-com à Paris 8, Laboratory “Paragraphe” and Founding OMNI “Observatoire des Mondes Numériques Interactifs”)
> About some games and the experience around that.
David Christoffel (Chronicler at Radio-France and Compositor)
> 1. On the text from Erik Satie partitions. 2. Following the spoken oratorio, a sound performance: "On conflict of the emotion and style".
Pascale Criton (Compositor and philosopher), with the musician Didier Aschour.
> A conference and concert performance : Intersticial universes (Musical plays : "She's nice" and "The ritornell and the gallop").

> Friday December 13/ 10 am to 8 pm

Morning - Prospective philosophy and representations
McKenzie Wark
(Sciences of communication, University of New York, USA)
> "A hacker manifesto", information, property, globalisation
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem
(Writer and Philosopher)
> Precariousness / Instability 1
Veronique Bergen (Anthropologist and Philosopher, Belgium)
> Precariousness / Instability 2 (with Guy Peellaert's contribution for Gilles Deleuze's portrait)
Dolorès Marat interview parJean-Marc Terrasse
Close-up (juste une photo)
Jean Baudrillard (Sociologist, Philosopher).
> Virtual and Evenemential

Afternoon - Round table, conclusion
Intermède "Nano 5" (algorithme virtuel d’Antoine Schmitt)
Round table and debates, conclusions, in the presence of the Speakers.
Close announcement by the Organizers.

Evening - Books signature, closing
Signatures of the reference works of the Speakers in the Library of the MEP.

Special tribute to Gallien Guibert and Fabrice Depoix, Marc-Eric Lainé and Freecab :
The visual sound "Mixed Byriani" (organical animation, random multi-level programmation for criticalsecret n°8-9, after an original studio track by Freecab) will be broadcasted during the entrance.

Precariousness/Instability Criticism innovation, poietic, destiny (

An hommage to Isabelle Cordonnier,
Economy Strategies and Defense Expert Publisher & Author
Died may 2002, R.I.P.

  There would be a seminar/multidisciplinary performance emerging from the poietical prospective on-line magazine This creative suggestion is to be understood from a diversified and paradoxical point of view in so far as instability and precariousness seem to organically organize predictable coherences, would they be still indefinite as events, about an anthropological destiny as much as a materialist thinking in its different temporalities and logical consequences.

If such a point of view were to take into account the idea of rupture it could nevertheless not be confused with what modernity achieved in terms of ruptures, through avant-gardiste lineages between the different historical and progressist traditions, towards utopia. A homage to researchers, intellectuals, philosophers, scientists, writers, artists, composers, explorers of the individual and common becoming, engaged for their part by observation or by production from a radical critical point of view, without any consensual a priori prescription and in any diversity of place or matter it can take place (from the most familiar to the proudest). It addresses in particular those who contribute to the paradigmatic changes- including the most surprising -from the most incidental and commonplace to the largest or most consistent of the social activities. The present seminar is not meant to be a vulgarisation project, even if it suggests a communication of the already existing prospective progresses, for example the scientific changes in genetics, or the evolution of political concepts, or the issue of becoming, in particular addressing the perceptive sensitivity as well as the listening without before-hand knowledge.

This would obviously not change in any way the personal intention and manner nor the style of the speakers. The conceptual federation is here symbolic and just supposes a social or transdisciplinary attention, in all cases a metapolitical and atopical one ; so far as it is fractured and diversified it can be understood in terms of actuality.

The meaning is cast, like a dice, and will be shared randomly, since the participants will be autonomous in their respective interpretations, just like the diversified image of the theme which suggests its experimental game in being. Such can be the particularity of our proposition, how common interferences or strong alterities that can make sense would be underlined in the last half-day of the seminar/performance, during the roundtable animated by scientific counsellors, the titular animators and the on-line review being present and together will call the seminar to its end.

Special thanks to the Sociologist Henri-Pierre Jeudy and the Biologist Jean-Jacques Kupiec for their support.

Février 2002, Aliette Guibert-Certhoux, Director Publisher and animator from criticalsecret.
Translation April 19, 2002 by Isabelle Cordonnier.
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With the assistance of the MEP, LAIOS (Laboratory of Anthropology of the Institutions and the Social Organizations, House of the Social sciences, CNRS), the partnership of the editions L'HARMATTAN (publishing the book from the acts in 2003).

AIR FRANCE partner (transport the foreign speakers).

Criticalsecret (Ubiprodedis) concept publishers-producers/ Alternative Press and Redactors SA
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