Virtual worlds and hybridizations.

Cinema at the frontiers of life

7 Film-Debates

At a time when the limits between the real and the virtual, between bodies and their implants or extensions, between the human and the non-human, are becoming increasingly porous, it is fascinating to note that cinema has already begun to explore a multiplicity of forms of hybridization and exploration of the virtual, long before technological advances made possible what was only imagined at the outset. Virtual worlds and hybridizations. Cinema at the frontiers of life crosses in a few films marking the themes tackled by the Interdisciplinary Nursery "Domestication and manufacture of the living". This program initiated by the CNRS and Paris Sciences Lettre allows researchers in social and natural sciences to lead a collective reflection on the frontiers between the living and the non-living. During each session, a specialist will present the aesthetic, societal, philosophical or scientific issues related to the projected film and will lead a discussion with the audience.

Program proposed by Perig Pitrou and Jean-Marc Zekri within the framework of the CNRS-PSL Interdisciplinary Nursery "Domestication and manufacture of the living".

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., Les yeux sans Visage, Georges Franju (1960)

Debate session led by Dimitri Vezyroglou (University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne) & Perig Pitrou (CNRS- Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale)

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Monday, October 20, 2014 at 8:15 p.m., La Mouche, David Cronenberg (1986)

Debate session led by Morgan Meyer (AgroParisTech) & Marika Moisseeff (CNRS - Social Anthropology Laboratory)

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Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm, La mort en direct, by Bertrand Tavernier (1980)

Debate session led by Sandra Laugier (University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne)

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Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:15 p.m. Frankenstein, James Whale (1931)

Debate session led by Sylvie Allouche (Catholic University of Lyon) & Ludovic Jullien (Pierre and Marie Curie University)

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Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm, Le Monde sur le fil, Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1973)

Panel discussion moderated by Pierre Gras, author of "Good Bye Fassbinder".

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Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm, Videodrome, David Cronenberg (1983)

Debate session led by Anne Dalsuet (professor of philosophy) & Dominique Lestel (ENS)

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Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:15 pm, Welcome to Gattaca, by Andrew Niccol (1997)

Debate session led by Thomas Heams (AgroParisTech)