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Les réseaux numériques mis à la question par l’art. Regards et interrogations artistiques sur les technologies émergentes

Abstract : The covid-19 pandemic is spreading in a communication context that doubles its pathological dimension with an informational virality. A viral signature whose health consequences are mapped in real time via digital networks, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is being tracked. If the only possible prophylaxis, in the absence of effective medical treatments, remains the social distancing that they help to guarantee, sending contacts and exchanges back into a virtual sphere, digital networks also offer experiential frameworks conducive to relational transfers and social activities to the social reorganisations imposed in an emergency. The fact that artists are taking up social and societal issues is not new in itself. Long before this pandemic situation, many of them undertook to question the place taken by digital networks in social life. This contribution examines the interest shown by artists, from the 1980s onwards, and then at the time of the invention of the Internet, in networks, territories and media for action and interrelationships. By dint of plastic experiments and aesthetic research carried out through all sorts of works and interactive installations, they question the current and future social and societal dimensions. Taken as devices of perception, digital networks constitute not only devices for shaping and making visible communities, but also means and opportunities for modelling and analysing, from a communicative point of view, the contemporary complexity with which interpersonal exchanges are constructed and intersect.
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Pierre Morelli. Les réseaux numériques mis à la question par l’art. Regards et interrogations artistiques sur les technologies émergentes. Ligeia, dossiers sur l'art, Ligeia - Giovanni Lista, 2021, Art & biotechnologie, 2 (189-191), pp.137-156. ⟨10.3917/lige.189.0137⟩. ⟨hal-03358258⟩



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