• Alexandra ARAPINIS

J’ai une double formation en logique (Maîtrise) et philosophie (Maîtrise) (Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), ainsi qu’un DEA en sciences cognitives (ENS/Polytéchnique/EHESS/Paris VI) et un DEA en histoire et philosophie des sciences (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorb

J’ai été chargée de cours (Introduction à l’informatique et aux sciences cognitives) à l’université Paris1 Panthéon-Sorbonne durant les années 2003-2008.

J’ai dispensé une formation au C2i (Certificat Informatique et Internet) auprès des étudiants en Philosophie de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne durant les années 2006-2008. (Ce certificat atteste les compétences dans la maîtrise des outils informatiques et réseaux).

Enfin, je suis assistante de recherche dans le cadre de la Chaire d’Excellence ‘Ontological Structure and Semantic Structure’ de Friederike Moltmann depuis 2007. Mon travail consiste principalement à organiser des séminaires, des conférences et des workshops d’envergure internationale, ainsi qu’à maintenir à jour le site Internet de la chaire d’Excellence


Conseiller Scientifique de la Direction de l’Enseignement et de la Recherche, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel.

Directeur à la Recherche de l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne.

Ingénieur civil des Mines de Nancy en 1985, Docteur en Informatique de l’Université Paris 6 en 1990, Docteur en épistémologie de l’Ecole Polytechnique en 1996, habilité à diriger les recherches (Université de Technologie de Compiègne) en 2004.

Après des recherches dans le domaine de l’intelligence artificielle en milieu médical (INSERM), Bruno Bachimont rejoint en 1998 l’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (Ina) où il dirige la recherche. Il devient en 2001 enseignant-chercheur à l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC). Il y assume la direction à la recherche depuis 2006.

Ses recherches portent sur 3 objets : une philosophie de la technique et du numérique, pour comprendre en quoi nos connaissances et modes de pensée sont constitués, reconfigurés par la technique de manière générale et le numérique en particulier ; une approche du document et de la mémoire, pour articuler les possibles de la technique (ingénierie documentaire, préservation numérique) avec une phénoménologie de la mémoire et du passé ; et enfin les ontologies formelles, pour comprendre comment expliciter et formaliser les cadres conceptuels de notre pensée.

  • Yuk HUI

I am now working on the Metadata Project which is part of the New Media Research Project funded by The Leverhulme Trust. The working title of my PhD thesis is “On the Existence of Digital Objects”. I understand a digital object by investigating the semantic web movement, tracing its historical, logical and philosophical origins. This historical trajectory of the digital objects can be understood as the process of individualization and individuation, following the French philosopher Gilbert Simondon. I contrast the concept of digital object in computation with the understanding of objects and experience in phenomenology especially in the philosophy of Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger. The investigation of the digital objects also lead to an understanding of a technological and social system, which I called a digital milieu in contrast to infosphere. The thesis is also a response to Heidegger’s critique of modern technology, the problem of Gestell. I am working under the advice of Professor Bernard Stiegler(philosophy), Professor Scott Lash(cultural studies), Dr. Matthew Fuller(Media Theory) and Professor Robert Zimmer(Computing & Mathematics). In parallel to the philosophical investigations, I am also working closely with the industry, currently I am leading a project to develop a time-based video tagging application in collaboration with the Tate,UK

After graduated from Computer Engineering, I worked in the software industry specializing in ERP(Enterprise Resource Planning) system and Web Applications. Later I switched to work in the cultural industry on media and publication to pursuit my interest in writing. The experience in two fields inspired me to have a deep reflection on humanity and technology and pursuit further studies. As a writer, I have published in many Chinese newspaper and magazines. Besides of writing, I also enjoyed doing sports and playing music.

  • Freddy LIMPENS
  • Pierre LIVET
  • Nicolas DELAFORGE
  • Harry HALPIN

I’m a researcher and postgraduate student of Henry S. Thompson and Andy Clark at the University of Edinburgh. I’m interested in the intersection of philosophy and the Web. In particular, what exactly are the secrets to the success of the Web and what lessons does this hold for computing in general, and especially artificial intelligence? In my current work I am analyzing both the underlying architecture of the Web using notions from information theory, type theory, the philosophy of computation. As a side interest, I’m also interested in how we can use machine-learning and natural language processing to make the massive amount of text on the Web easier to use, in particular through automatic ontology creation. This application comes from my interest in narrative analysis, which I did my MSc. thesis. I can usually be found in Edinburgh, but have been known to make guest appearances in New York City and the forests of North Carolina.

  • Alexandre MONNIN

Eric Schrijver is a visual and performance artist from the Netherlands. In his performances and interventions he explores the convergence of abstract thought and bodily experience.

  • Bernard STIEGLER

Bernard Stiegler, directeur de l’Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation du Centre Georges Pompidou, professeur associé à l’Université de Londres (Goldsmiths College) et à l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne, est philosophe et docteur de l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Il a été directeur de programme au Collège international de philosophie, directeur de l’unité de recherche Connaissances, Organisations et Systèmes Techniques, qu’il y a fondée en 1993, directeur général adjoint de l’Institut National de l’Audiovisuel, directeur de l’IRCAM, puis directeur du département du développement culturel du Centre Georges Pompidou.

  • Henry STORY

I have been working on the Semantic Web since 2004 at Sun Microsystems, where I do research and development as well as Evangelism. This involves writing demo applications, frameworks to support them (so(m)mer), blogging, and travelling to give talks and present papers on the nascent platform sometimes called Web 3.0. In order to make this grow virally I have been emphasizing the very impressive advantages for Social Networking that can be provided.

Previously to that I worked on the BabelFish machine translation service at AltaVista. I there gained full life cycle experience on a high profile project, as I was involved in everything from its initial architecture and design, to its deployment, testing and even PR. I was fully involved in the development of all three tiers of the service: rewriting the legacy back end application to use sockets, developing the middle tier for performance and scalability, and developing a flexible front end.

  • Henry S. THOMPSON

I spend half my time at the Language Technology Group of HCRC in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. HCRC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems. I’m interested inComputational Linguistics, Data-Intensive Linguistics, Language Corpora and Corpus Management and Markup Architectures.

Since February 2005 my activities have focussed on my membership in the W3C Technical Architecture Group, but my core research interests have remained unchanged:

  1. Developing XML standards and XML-related tools (see below); I was involved in the W3C SGML Working Group, whose work led to the XML recommendation: Extensible Markup Language (XML), and am currently a member of the XML CoreXML Processing Model andXML Schema working groups;
  2. Articulating a theory of the timing of individual contributions to conversation.

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