Jean-Paul Fourmentraux

  • Socio-anthropologist

Jean-Paul Fourmentraux, socio-anthropologist (PhD) is Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Arts and Media at the University of Aix-Marseille. He directs research (HDR Sorbonne) at the Norbert Elias Center (UMR-CNRS 8562) of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Initiator of the Art-Science-Society program of the Institut Méditerranéen d'Études Avancées (IMéRA), he is also a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). His interdisciplinary work focuses on the political and anthropological issues of contemporary arts and technologies.

He is the author of the books Art et internet (CNRS, 2005, reedited 2010), Artistes de laboratoire (Hermann, 2011), L'œuvre commune (Presses du réel, 2012), L'Œuvre virale. Net art and Hacker culture (La Lettre Volée, 2013), antiDATA, la désobéissance numérique (Presses du réel, 2020) and has directed the books L'Ère Post-media (Hermann, 2012), Art et Science (CNRS, 2012), Identités numériques (CNRS, 2015), Digital Stories (Hermann, 2016), Images Interactives (La Lettre Volée, 2017). His latest book is antiDATA, la désobéissance numérique.

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