France culture : program “Matter to Think” by Serge Tisseron

15 September 2017. Published by Benoît Labourdette.
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How can technologies help us think ? Focus on video to mobile phone. Discussion between Serge Tisseron and Benoît Labourdette.

Serge Tisseron, a psychoanalyst specializing in images and robotics among others, offers since September 2017 a weekly program on France Culture “Matter to Think” is a 45-minute discussion with a technology specialist.

A thought in action

Serge Tisseron offered to talk with him on his second show (but his first recording!), About the creative appropriation of the camera in mobile phones. In this discussion, we propose a philosophical approach to the use of technologies: a thought in action, a way of thinking and concrete actions, so that technologies like that of the camera in the mobile phone can be factors of emancipation, because used to create, to express oneself.

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France culture: program “Matter to think” by Serge Tisseron, with Benoît Labourdette (44 minutes) - french speaking

Presentation Text of the show

Matter to Think with Serge Tisseron

Speaking with your mobile phone

For Benoît Labourdette, it only depends on us to make our mobile phone a tool for speaking like a megaphone or a pencil. In 2005, he created the Pocket Films Festival as part of the Forum des images, inviting us to use our mobile to discover ourselves, discover others and build a common history together. A method which has proved itself, even to constitute a means of tearing teenagers away from the temptation of sectarianism.

Benoît Labourdette is a filmmaker, expert in the field of writing and digital mediation, and a teacher. He writes and produces fictions, documentaries, experimental and participatory works. His creative approach is multidisciplinary, he also intervenes in the fields of painting, theater, opera, photography, architecture, music.

He has published the books “Turn a film with your cell phone” (2008) and “Education to the image 2.0” (2015). It conducts professional training in technologies and strategies for new media (CEFPF, Arte, TV5 Monde, INA, Forum des images...), as well as for mediators of the socio-cultural field.

Music incise

The director of the show, Anne-Pascal Desvignes, proposed the broadcast in the program of one of my musical improvisations with synthesizers.

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