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Le blog officiel de Michel Saloff Coste rassemblant l'ensemble de son activité passée, présente et future.

Les recherches, les réflexions, les coups de cœurs et les actions de Michel Saloff Coste dans les domaines de la science, de l'art et de la philosophie.

Ce site intègre :

- des entrées chronologiques et historiques qui témoignent de la vie de Michel Saloff Coste depuis sa naissance en 1955 jusqu'à aujourd'hui à travers des textes, des photos, des dessins, des peintures et des vidéos.

- des entrées thématiques qui permettent d'accéder directement à un ensemble de sujets transversaux.


Appel à communication Colloque de l’Institut International de Prospective sur les Ecosystèmes Innovants « Rétrospective sur le futur »

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Colloque de l’Institut International de Prospective sur les Ecosystèmes Innovants
« Rétrospective sur le futur »

A l’occasion du 25ème anniversaire du rapport 2100, Récit du Prochain Siècle (Thierry Gaudin, Ministère de la Recherche, 1990), bilan critique d’une prospective et de ses méthodes.  
27-28 octobre 2016, Université Catholique de Lille


2016 08 17 Meeting with Arthur Goldhammer

Arthur Goldhammer, la French connection

Arthur Goldhammer à Paris,  en février 2015.

Par son métier, Arthur Goldhammer porte de longue date un regard privilégié sur la manière dont les intellectuels français sont perçus outre-Atlantique. Traducteur de plus de 120 livres écrits dans la langue de Voltaire, cet Américain, qui fête cette année ses 70 ans, connaît une certaine notoriété dans son pays depuis qu’il a adapté en anglais la somme de Thomas Piketty, ­Le Capital au XXIe siècle (Seuil, 2013). Un livre qui a fait l’événement lors de sa sortie aux Etats-Unis en 2014, où il s’est vendu à plus de 700 000 exemplaires.



Dr. Federico Casalengo, Ph.D. Director, MIT Mobile Experience Lab

Federico Casalegno

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of the Practice
Director of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab

Federico Casalegno, Associate Professor of the Practice, is the Founder and Director of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SHASS, program in Comparative Media Studies.
He has been awarded honorary professorships by the Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow and the Jiangnan University School of Design in Wuxi, China.
A social scientist with an interest in the impact of networked digital technologies on human behavior and society, Prof. Casalegno both teaches and leads advanced research at MIT, and designs interactive media to foster connections between people, information and physical places using cutting-edge information technology.
Between 2004 and 2011, he had a position as Lecturer at the MIT Media Lab Smart Cities group and from 2006 until 2011 co-directed the MIT Design Lab with Prof. William J. Mitchell.
From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Motorola, Inc. as a Technology and Product Innovation Analyst, designing pioneering products, experiences and services for mobile devices. Previously, from 1994 to 2000, he worked at Philips Design on connected communities and new media environments to inform design and product experience planning.
Dr. Casalegno holds a Ph.D. in Sociology of Culture and Communication from the Sorbonne University, Paris V, with a focus on mediated communication and social interaction in networked communities and wired cities.
He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, books and articles. For the Living Memory connected community project he was awarded the Best Concept prize by the American Leading Industrial Designers I.D. Magazine, and the Silver Prize Design Concept by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

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2016 08 16 21 VISITING BOSTON

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Boston ([bɔstɔn] en français européen, [bɔstɔ̃] en français d'Amérique et [ˈbɒst ən] Prononciation du titre dans sa version originale Écouter en anglais) est la ...

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Boston is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston also served as the county seat of Suffolk County until ...



This exhibition offers new perspectives on one of art’s oldest genres. Drawn entirely from the Museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works on view show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today.
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MOMA Bruce Conner (1933–2008) is one of the foremost American artists of the postwar era.

BRUCE CONNER: IT’S ALL TRUE is the artist’s first monographic museum exhibition in New York, the first large survey of his work in 16 years, and the first complete retrospective of his 50-year career. It brings together over 250 objects, from film and video to painting, assemblage, drawing, prints, photography, photograms, and performance.

Emerging from the California art scene, in which he worked for half a century, Conner’s work touches on various themes of postwar American society, from a rising consumer culture to the dread of nuclear apocalypse. Working simultaneously in a range of mediums, Conner created hybrids of painting and sculpture, film and performance, drawing and printing, including bodies of works on paper utilizing drawing and collage and two important photographic bodies of work, including a haunting group of black-and-white life-sized photograms called ANGELS. An early practitioner of found-object assemblage, his relief and free-standing sculptural objects, such as CHILD (1959) and LOOKING GLASS (1964), were widely recognized for their masterful compositions and daringly dark subject matter.

Equally a pioneer of avant-garde filmmaking, Conner developed a quick-cut method of editing that defined his oeuvre. Incorporating footage from a variety of sources—countdown leaders, training films, and newsreels—and adding later his own 16mm film footage, Conner’s films also focus on disturbing but utterly current themes. For their structural innovation and daring subject matter, films like A MOVIE (1958) and CROSSROADS (1976) have become landmarks of American experimental cinema.

Diane Arbus (American, 1923–1971), one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century

This landmark exhibition features more than 100 photographs that together redefine Diane Arbus (American, 1923–1971), one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. It focuses on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962, the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized praised, criticized, and copied the world over.
Arbus made most of her photographs in New York City, where she lived and died, and where she worked in locations such as Times Square, the Lower East Side, and Coney Island. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and Fifth Avenue pedestrians are among the most intimate and surprising images of the era.
The majority of the photographs in the exhibition have never before been seen and are part of the Museum's Diane Arbus Archive, acquired in 2007 by gift and promised gift from the artist's daughters, Doon Arbus and Amy Arbus. It was only when the archive came to The Met that this remarkable early work came to be fully explored. Arbus's creative life in photography after 1962 is well documented and already the stuff of legend; now, for the first time, we can properly examine its origins.


The Costume Institute's spring 2016 exhibition explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.
With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition addresses the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. It explores this ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and questions the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear.
The Robert Lehman Wing galleries, on the Museum's first floor and ground level, have been transformed into a building-within-a-building using white scrims. The space houses a series of case studies in which haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles are decoded to reveal their hand/machine DNA. A 2014 haute couture wedding dress by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel with a 20-foot train occupies a central cocoon, with details of its embroidery projected onto the domed ceiling. The scuba knit ensemble, one of the inspirations for the exhibition, stands as a superlative example of the confluence between the handmade and the machine-made–the pattern on the train was hand-painted with gold metallic pigment, machine-printed with rhinestones, and hand-embroidered with pearls and gemstones.


2016 08 10 Dans un avenir proche dystopique, les personnes seules sont enfermées dans un hôtel où elles doivent trouver un partenaire en 45 jours, faute de quoi elles se voient transformées en animal de leur choix.

The Lobster

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The Lobster
RéalisationYórgos Lánthimos
ScénarioYórgos Lánthimos
Acteurs principaux
Sociétés de productionElement Pictures
Pays d’origineDrapeau de la Grèce Grèce
Drapeau : Royaume-Uni Royaume-Uni
Drapeau des Pays-Bas Pays-Bas
Drapeau de l'Irlande Irlande
Drapeau de la France France
Drapeau des États-Unis États-Unis
Durée118 minutes
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The Lobster est un film grecbritanniquenéerlandaisirlandaisfrançaiset américain1, réalisé par Yórgos Lánthimos, et sorti en 2015.
Le film est sélectionné en compétition officielle au 68e festival de Cannesoù il remporte le prix du jury.


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2016 08 12 Meeting with Dick Howard

Dick Howard is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University. His most recent books are The Primacy of the Political: A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the French and American Revolutions (Columbia University Press 2010) and Aux origines de la pensée politique américaine (Hachette Pluriel 2008). He does a weekly commentary on US politics for Radio Canada and a monthly column on New York cultural life for Esprit. His political commentaries can be found on this website.
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Souleymane Bachir Diagne est un philosophe sénégalais, né en 1955 à Saint- Louis (Sénégal). Professeur de langue française à la Columbia University, c'est ...
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Souleymane Bachir Diagne received his academic training in France. An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, he holds an agrégation in Philosophy  ...