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Software & Digital Humanities Workshop with Warren Sack, 11/4/15, Paris

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 2:00am

date et heure:  04/11/2015 - 09:00 - 18:00 Lieu: 

IEA de Paris
Hôtel de Lauzun
17 quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris

What is software and how should we read and write it? In this workshop we will address these questions as they pertain to the emerging field of the digital humanities and the closely related endeavors of digital studies (Stiegler, 2014) and digital methods (Rogers, 2013).

Within the human sciences, questions about software are relatively new. For example, historians of computing have only recently begun to write about software in addition to hardware (e.g., Mahoney, 2011; Priestly, 2011). Moreover, until now, the human sciences have largely conceptualized software as tools that come from computer science prepackaged and ready to use. Do there exist humanities-based approaches to software that acknowledge that software is sometimes not a tool, but rather a condition or a problem?

This is a closed workshop. If you wish to participate, please contact Warren Sack :
Confirmed speakers:
·        Nachum Dershowitz, Tel Aviv University
·        Warren Sack, University of California
·        Dominique Cunin, art-design, École des Arts Décoratifs de Paris
·        Françoise Detienne, psychology, Télécom ParisTech
·        Dana Diminescu, sociology, Maison des sciences de l'homme
·        Everardo Reyes Garcia, art-design, Paris 8 Saint-Denis
·        Gianni Gastaldi, philosophy, École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Lyon
·        Yuk Hui, philosophy, Leuphana Universität (Germany)
·        Patrice Maniglier, philosophy, Paris Ouest Nanterre
·        Jean Ponce, computer science, ENS
·        Vincent Puig, philosophy, Centre Pompidou
·        Christian Retoré, computer science, CNRS/Université de Montpellier
·        Bernard Stiegler, philosophy, Centre Pompidou
·        Gérard Huet, computer science, INRIA
·        Jean Lassègue, philosophy, EHESS