Archive for the ‘ Politics ’ Category

Robots on strike

Will robots ever go on strike ?
The Parisian subway system, inaugurated in 1900, operates two lines (1 and 14) with no driver.

Etienne Dolet

La statue d’Etienne Dolet, imprimeur brûlé avec ses livres en 1546 à la place Maubert, montrée par Breton dans Nadja, n’a toujours pas été remplacée depuis sa disparition en 1942 sous l’Occupation.

Philosophical Dialogues

The UNESCO Philosophical programme includes numerous publications of their Inter-regional Dialogues.

Killer robots

Les robots-tueurs ne sont plus une fiction… dixit l’Observatoire des armements à Lyon.

Arts in Iran

Iran Modern is a retrospective of the dynamic art scene that existed in Iran prior to the 1979 Revolution, such as the Shiraz Arts Festival, and that might emerge again within the next 30 years.


Revue interdisciplinaire de sciences sociales fondée par le Prof. Jacques Lévy, spécialiste de géographie politique.

As we may think

In 1945, after the war, Dr. Vannevar Bush published «As we may think» in the Atlantic monthly, calling all scientists to concentrate their efforts on pacific instruments and the dissemination of knowledge.

Hiroshima mon amour

In 1959, Alain Resnais compared the Hiroshima bomb to failed relationships.
In 2010, Americans and Japanese have agreed to work together on the «Hiroshima Reconstruction Project», supervised by Eric Hanson (xRez Studio), to create a virtual model of what Hiroshima was like before 1945.

Soi-même comme un autre

In «Soleil de la Conscience», Edouard Glissant, when visiting Paris from La Martinique, contrasts the gaze of «the Son» (le Fils) and the vision of «the Stranger» (l’Étranger).

Hirschhorn in the Bronx

Swiss contemporary artist Thomas Hirschhorn is building a temporary public monument in the Bronx dedicated to the memory of Italian marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci, who developed the concept of cultural hegemony.