Workshop with Mark Coeckelbergh at the UCLille on December 12, 2018

A workshop with Mark Coeckelbergh organized by me and the other members of the research chair “Ethics, Technology, and Transhumanism” will take place this Wednesday at the université catholique de Lille from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mark Coeckelbergh will also deliver a public lecture between 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m.


Maison des chercheurs (5th floor)
60 bis rue du port
59000 Lille
  • 8.45am-9am Welcoming
  • 9am-9.15am Introduction Alberto Romele, David Doat, and Benjamin Bourcier (Université Catholique de Lille)
  • 9.15am-10am Charles Cocault (ENS Paris): “About the possibility of moral robots”
  • 10am-10.45am Richard Lewis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel): “Human Being@Risk :Towards a Normative Postphenomenology”
  • 10.45am-11am Coffee-break
  • 11am-11.45am Alberto Romele : “Language and technology”
  • 11.45am-1pm Lunch
  • 1pm-2.30pm Public Lecture by Mark Coeckelbergh: “Digital Technology and Romanticism”
  • 3 pm-3.45pm Apolline Taillandier (Sciences Po Paris): “Varities of material romanticism”
  • 3.45pm-4pm Coffee-break
  • 4pm-4.45pm Fabrizio DeFilippi (University of Turin/EUR ArTeC): “Dialectic of romanticism or dialectic of capitalism?”
  • 4.45pm.-5.30pm Jacques Printz (Université catholique de Lille): “From Machines to Systems”
  • 5.30pm-5.45pm Closing remarks Alberto Romele, David Doat, and Benjamin Bourcier

All contributions (15-20 minutes) will be followed by a reply by Mark Coeckelbergh and an open discussion among the participants to the workshop. 

Next conferences (26 November, 11 and 17 December 2018)

Three conferences in the next four weeks: on November 26 I will be in Porto for the kick-off meeting of the research project “From Data to Wisdom.” I will speak about imaginatives machines in the artworld. The same conference will be delivered in French on December 11 at the Maison Sciences de l’Homme Nord (Paris), in the context of the conference “Des machines imaginantes de fiction?”. On December 17 I will present with David Doat the results of our investigations on the transhumanist imaginaries (ethnographic research + a web mapping) at the seminar of the COSTECH lab, University of Technology of Compiègne.


Conference in Toulouse

On November 9, 2018 I will participate to the conference “Archive.archives: technologies herméneutiques” at the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès



Lecture ENS Paris

Saturday October 13, 2018 I am going to give a lecture at the ENS Paris from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. within the séminaire de l’école française de Daseinsanalyse. The title of the lecture will be “Imaginer n’est pas créer”