13 04 2009

pondělí, 20, dubna 2009 od 17 hodin ve Francouzském institutu

panelová diskuse (tlumočeno z francouzštiny do čestiny)




PAVEL SMETANA (CZ) a další hosté


Louis Bec (FR, 1936), lives and works in Sorgues. For several decades, his artistic work has evolved around the interlocking of art and science. He became known through his efforts related to extending biological evolution and simulating new life forms, emphasizing in particular how these ‹could› bring forth evolution. His search for new zoomorphic types and forms of communication between artificial and natural species led to his founding of a fictitious ‹Institute Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste,› with Louis Bec as its presiding director. Bec was first introduced to artistic research on artificial life through his collaborating with philosopher Vilém Flusser, who wrote about Bec’s «Vampyroteuthis infernalis» in a book of the same name.

Paul Bourgine is director of CREA-Ecole Polytechnique and of the French National Network of Complex Systems. He holds PhD in Economics and in Cognitive Science. His main scientific interests are about generic questions, transversal to complex adaptive systems and large interactive networks, such as the reconstruction of multiscale dynamics, the universalisation of collective behaviour, robustness and resilience. He is working on genetic networks and embryogenesis, neural networks, social networks and social cognition, learning and co-evolutionary dynamics. He was involved in the emergence of fields including Cognitive Economics, Artificial Life, Science of Complex Systems.

Since the early 1990s Pavel Smetana has been artistically experimenting in the field of digital interactive media, creating installations “The Room of Desires”, “The Mirror”, “ The Cyber-Portrait of Dorian Gray” and “Lilith”. Since 2003 he directed several multimedia performances, interconnecting computer science, contemporary dance and game technologies. During the past ten years he served as a Professor of 3D, VR and Art at the arts academy in Aix-en-Provence, France, and the director of international festival ENTERmultimediale (2000, 2005) and ENTER (2007, 2009) held in Prague. He is director of CIANT, presently involved in brain-computer interface technology research, development and experimentation.