Exhibiting living things

Plant grafting, selective breeding, and ornamental gardens are practices, sometimes very old, that attest to the fact that humans intervene on living organisms according to aesthetic criteria in order to create singular forms and colors. By comparing contemporary works in the field of bioart with the staging of plants and […]

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Presentation of the book:
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste.
La vitalité révélée par la technique.

The research laboratory “La Cellule” of the National superior school of photography of Arles in partnership with the “Anthropologie de la vie” team from the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale of the Collège de France, invites you to the presentation of the book Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste. La vitalité révélée […]

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Thresholds in Origin of Life Scenarios

Thresholds are widespread in origin of life scenarios, from the emergence of chirality, to the appearance of vesicles, of autocatalysis, all the way up to Darwinian evolution. Here, we analyze the ‘‘error threshold,’’ which poses a condition for sustaining polymer replication, and generalize the threshold approach to other properties of […]

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Biomimétisme(s)

Imitation des êtres vivants et modélisation de la vie.

Rather than considering the imitation of nature and life as a universal mechanism, it is crucial to think about the anthropological foundations of biomimicry or – to insist on the diversity of practices – “biomimicry(s)”.

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Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste

A transdisciplinary study of the representation of plants and their powers to think about the question of animation, cinema, photography and more broadly, that of the image, in the era of the Anthropocene and in the context of the “plant turn” at work in the field of human sciences as well as contemporary art.

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