Digital Humanities: Code and Decode Knowledge

As a part of the Forum Vertigo: Code-Decode the World
Wed 13 June 2018,
2:30 p.m.
Centre Pompidou
Petite salle

Free entry, limited seats available.

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

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.