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).

Animation of a conference by Benoît Labourdette on the issues of the new screens, October 8, 2010. “What is digital ? : The stakes of new screens”: this is the theme of the 3 days of training offered by écla Aquitaine on 6, 7 and 8 October 2010. (...)

[Broadcasting of the film Tell me LED as an installation for the exhibition of the Palimpsest Colloquium (ESAV Toulouse).. From 18 May to 3 June 2016, at ESAV Toulouse, an exhibition accompanied the Palimpsest colloquium, where my film Tell me (...)

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