Haunted by Algorithms

www.hauntedbyalgorithms.net

Direction: Jeff Guess and Gwenola Wagon

Haunted by Algorithms, the second part of the Media Mediums project, starts with the postulate that belief in spirit phenomena has faded or rather transmuted since its golden age and despite the overabundance of cultural references to ghosts, goblins, poltergeists and zombies in recent popular culture, they are all just machinic trace effects, allegories for our disquieting wonder before the general algorithmization of everything.

We have become more and more enlaced with intelligent and distributed agents which capture and serve as proxies for our perceptions, emotions, moods and most intimate desires. Essential acts such as eating, caring, sheltering, loving, and reproducing have been optimized, instrumentalized, financialized and fluidified within a vast informational ocean. The radical de-centering described earlier, special cases in which humans are traversed by other entities which appropriate their bodies as communication devices seems to have become our general condition in the age of intelligent machines. It is as if another type of phantom ecology has descended upon Earth, entangling itself into our very existence. We are haunted by algorithms.

A Constructed World
Seminar + Performance
Romain Best
Furniture
Jean-Louis Boissier
Exhibition
Angélique Buisson
Publication
Pierre Cassou-Noguès
Discussion + Publication
Astrid de la Chapelle
Exhibition
Antoine Chapon
Exhibition + Publication
Yves Citton
Publication
Stéphane Degoutin
Exhibition + Publication + Scenography
Vinciane Despret
Lecture + Discussion + Publication
Frédéric Dumond
Publication
fleuryfontaine
Exhibition + Publication
Nicolas Gourault
Exposition + Publication
Fabien Giraud
Seminar
Nicolas Giret
Exhibition + Seminar
Jeff Guess
Curator + Exhibition + Website + Publication
Emmanuel Guez
Publication
Loïc Horellou
Programming Web to Print
Martin Howse
Exhibition + Performance + Publication
Jean-Noël Lafargue
Publication
Lou-Maria Le Brusq
Exhibition + Iconography + Publication
Marie Lechner
Publication + Seminar
Dominique Lestel
Seminar
Nicolas Maigret
Exhibition + Performance + Publication
Antony Masure
Publication
Arnaud Mirman
Exhibition
Clara Pacotte
Exhibition
Olivier Perriquet
Exhibition
Julien Prévieux
Discussion
Sébastien Rémy
Exhibition
rybn.org
Exhibition + Performance + Publication
Emanuele Quinz
Publication
Maria Roszkowska
Exhibition + Performance + Publication
Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
Graphic design + Exhibition
Jeffrey Sconce
Publication
Clémence Seurat
Discussion
Gauthier Tassart
Exhibition + Concert
Noah Teichner
Publication
Suzanne Treister
Publication
Gwenola Wagon
Curator + Exhibition + Publication
Anne Zeitz
Publication