The singularity, a collaborative transmedia artistic project

31 December 2017. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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“The singularity” is a collaborative transmedia project, launched in 2016 by Benoît Labourdette. Around a thematic spine, over a long period of time (several years), film creations, theatrical forms, exhibitions, creative workshops in various fields... autonomous forms, by various artists, that feed each other.

The “technological singularity”, commonly referred to as “The singularity”, the thematic core of this transmedia project, is the hypothesis of a future turning point, located between 2030 and 2040, from which the intelligences of machines would surpass human intelligence, and that power over the world would then totally escape the human being. These science fiction hypotheses are now being deployed in our daily lives. They deserve to be better understood, diverted, appropriate, through artistic creation.

The archives of the investigations and creations that have been woven around this project are available on the website www.la-singularite.com.

Drawing: Bénédicte Loyen.

The image has become a language that everyone “speaks” on a daily basis, much more so than before the democratization of digital tools. Thus the stakes of images touch more than ever our existence in a very direct way, at the psychological, sociological, political, artistic levels... It seems essential to me not to avoid critical thinking about images, their technologies and uses. To think, there is nothing like experimenting, searching, conceptualizing, sharing. I share here resources, projects and experiences around images, which I hope will be useful, in the fields of education, art, (...)