Alexandre Gefen, “directeur de recherche” (research professor) at the CNRS, is a historian of ideas and literature. He is the author of numerous articles and essays on contemporary culture and literature and literary theory. He was one of the pioneers of Digital Humanities in France. He discovered the uses of AI for research (word vectors, topic modelling) at the Stanford Literary Lab as part of the project "For an empirical history of literature", Transatlantic program for collaborative work in the field of digital humanities, which he co-directed with Franco Moretti (FMSH Paris-Fellon Foundation). More recently, he has studied the fictional representations of AI ("Posthumanist Solidarity. The political and ethical imaginations of artificial intelligence", Open philosophy, in press). Deputy Scientific Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of the CNRS since 2017, in charge of interdisciplinarity, he leads the priorities "Digital Humanities" and "Artificial Intelligence". In particular, he represented the SHS in the Global Forum on AI for Humanity organized in 2019 and coordinated with Jérôme Lang the CNRS MITI funding call "Scientific and social issues of artificial intelligence" (2020).
Marida Di Crosta
Marida Di Crosta is associate professor at Lyon 3 University where she teaches Digital Writing, Scriptwriting, Research Methodology and Research-Creation, as well as AI-related storytelling practices. As a scholar and reflective practitioner, Marida works on rethinking narratology and screenwriting theories in relation to digitalisation, platformization, and AI-related creative practices. Her research has been focused on data-driven storytelling and the use of AI algorithms in both scriptwriting and assessing screenplays.
Ksenia Ermoshina holds a PhD in socio-economy of innovation. She defended her thesis in the Center for Sociology of Innovation at the Mines ParisTech in november 2016. Her thesis, entitled « Armed with code: from public problems to technologies » is dedicated to development and usage of mobile and web applications for citizens and activists in Russia and France, and analyzes how design of these tools shapes and transforms civic participation and communication with authorities.
Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel is Full Professor on the new chair in Digital Humanities at the university of Geneva. She studied in France at the university Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, and at the Ecole normale supérieure, in history, philosophy, and social sciences.
From 2007 to 2019 she was Associate Professor (maître de conferences) in modern and contemporary art at the École normale supérieure in Paris (ENS, PSL), where she taught modern and contemporary art history and the digital humanities.
Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay
Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, PhD in law, is associate research professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Her research focuses on digital commons, regulation by technology, information technology law and policy.
She is the co-founding director of the Center for Internet and Society of CNRS, a research unit and a national research network on Internet, AI and society which structures thematically the community.
The conference is organized with the support of the laboratory Translitterae (ENS), in coordination with CIS (CNRS), THALIM (Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle) and MARGE (Lyon-3 Jean Moulin).