Ordinary Life in Philosophy and Anthropology

Workshop Ordinary Life in Philosophy and Anthropology Theories, Practices, Methods June, 16 & 17 2022 Paris, Collège de France Équipe “Anthropologie de la vie” Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, Collège de France, Université PSL Institut des sciences juridique et philosophique de la Sorbonne (CNRS Paris 1) Organizers: Lauren Kamili (EHESS) Sandra Laugier […]

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Controlled Environment Facilities and the Visualisation of Future Human Society

Session organized by Elie Danziger, Teresa Castro and Perig Pitrou Full conference: RAI2022: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society Thursday 9 June, 14:30-16:15 This session seeks to bring forward various case-studies of man-made ecosystems. As the future of humanity is increasingly envisioned at a global scale, anthropology can […]

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La vie dans les laboratoires

“La vie dans les laboratoires. Enquêtes sur la construction des savoirs scientifiques” Le mardi 29 mars 2022 (invitation équipe Terret-Verlhac), Séminaire du CIRB (Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Biologie) Elie Danziger, Cyrille Jeancolas, Lauren Kamili et Perig Pitrou, Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale du Collège de France à 11h30 au Collège de […]

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Reconfigurer le vivant

Présentation du n°19 de la revue des “Cahiers d’anthropologie sociale” (l’Herne) avec Marie Mauzé & Perig Pitrou, qui ont dirigé l’ouvrage, et Els Lagrou (professeure d’anthropologie sociale et culturelle à l’Université Fédérale de Rio Janeiro (Brésil) Des poteaux de maison où s’incarne la présence des ancêtres, des tambours animés par […]

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Making life from scratch in a biochemical laboratory?

We are pleased to announce Cyrille Jeancolas’ PhD defense titled ” Making life from scratch in a biochemical laboratory? Implementation of evolutionary properties in biomolecular networks, ethnographic investigation, and epistemological reflection”. The specialization of the thesis is formally in biochemistry but the work brings together an interdisciplinary approach combining biochemistry, […]

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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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