Jacques Lacan

Jacques Lacan (1901-1981) is the founder of a psychoanalysis rooted in language. His influence was considerable. His approach to psychology is atypical, built with notions of mathematics, logic, linguistics, theology...

In his 1955 lecture Psychoanalysis and Cybernetics, or the Nature of Language, he addressed the question of the intelligence of machines in the real world. Quote: “something has happened in the real world, and we’re wondering - maybe not very long, but significant minds do - if we have a machine that thinks.”

The explanations of psychological processes that Lacan proposes, by means of logical, almost algorithmic codifications, seem to be very good tools for thinking today’s world, and in particular the questions of man-machine relations (the “singularity”).

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A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’10s, 2016).

Wonder about the foundations of language, its meaning and its forms... for men and machines. This film is part of the transmedia project “The singularity” (www.la-singularite.com).

Screening of the feature film “Fatigue” by Benoît Labourdette (1:03, 2000). The Forum des Images proposed in March 2013, in the series “Cinema City”, a beautiful theme “Experimental Paris”, with films of Chris Marker, Jean-Luc Godard, Philippe Garrel, (...)

“Image education 2.0” (under the direction of Benoît Labourdette), practical book of image education in the digital age, published by ACAP. Free download. Download the entire book (french). In line with the work of Jacques Rancière (“The ignorant (...)

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