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Discussion at Sorbonne

Wednesday, 25. November 2009 | 19:00 (tz: Europe/Amsterdam)

Wednesday 25 November, 6-8 pm
University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Bachelard Amphitheatre

On the one-year anniversary of the attribution of the first prize in the Competition of Ideas – organized by Jacques Serrano and the Forum européen de l’essai sur l’art – to the n.e.w.s. collective, for our now upcoming book Arbitrating Attention, a critical discussion of the research to date will be held at the Sorbonne in Paris, co-organized by the Forum européen de l’essai sur l’art and the CERAP.

In addition to presenting the research for the book on the dynamics of the shadow practices in an era of attention economics for the first time in France, Nishant Shah (Director of Research, Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore) and Stephen Wright will discuss the prospects raised by the submissions to the recent “Shadow Search”.

Filmed interventions by n.e.w.s. collaborators Renée Ridgway and Prayas Abhinav will also be shown.

The presentation will be followed by a debate with specialists from the different fields of enquiry central to n.e.w.s.’ proposal, network theory, digital-media theory, ontology and art: Florian Cramer (Program Director, Media Design/Networked Media de la Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool, Rotterdam ), Emmanuel Mahé (Research Engineer, Prospective Studies Department, France Télécom), Marc Jimenez (Professor of Aesthetics and Philosophy, Université de Paris I), Richard Conte (Artist and Researcher, Director of the Centre for Artistic Research, Université de Paris I).