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Coding the World 2

As a part of the Forum Vertigo: Code-Decode the World
June 16,
11 a.m.
Centre Pompidou
Petite salle

Free entry, limited seats available.

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

By its curators: Frédéric Migayrou, curator, Camille Lenglois, assistant curator
and the timeline supervisons:  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
Winy Maas, Architect and Urban Planner, Co-Founder of MVRDV
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.