Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) is the founder of a psychoanalysis rooted in language. His influence was considerable. His approach to psychology is atypical, built with notions of mathematics, logic, linguistics, theology...
In his 1955 lecture Psychoanalysis and Cybernetics, or the Nature of Language, he addressed the question of the intelligence of machines in the real world. Quote: “something has happened in the real world, and we’re wondering - maybe not very long, but significant minds do - if we have a machine that thinks.”
The explanations of psychological processes that Lacan proposes, by means of logical, almost algorithmic codifications, seem to be very good tools for thinking today’s world, and in particular the questions of man-machine relations (the “singularity”).
A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’10s, 2016).
Wonder about the foundations of language, its meaning and its forms... for men and machines. This film is part of the transmedia project “The singularity” (www.la-singularite.com).
The “chain” of photographic galleries YellowKorner (70 galleries in the world), in partnership with Les films de mon oncle, exposes from april 16th to june 14th 2014 nine photographic prints extracts from films of Jacques Tati : Big Day (1949). (...)