Welcome to Erewhon – A contempory fable about living beings and machines, in presence of authors (Gwenola Wagon and Pierre Cassou-Noguès).
Welcome to Erewhon is an adaptation of Samuel Butler’s visionary novel Erewhon, published in 1872, in which he speculates about an imaginary country and in so doing, pushes our way of attributing meaning to the world to the very limits of its logic. The authors transpose Butler’s visionary in 21st century and question how contemporary machines transform our fictions.
Pierre Cassou-Noguès is the author of several books which combine philosophy and fiction as Les Rêves cybernétiques de Norbert Wiener(Seuil, 2014). His last book Technofictions (Cerf, 2019), investigates through eight short stories the various ways in which technology presently transforms our forms of life.
Gwenola Wagon has produced numerous sounds and moving image installations in France and abroad including Globodrome, Cyborgs dans la brume and World Brain co-directed with Stephane Degoutin.
This event is co-organized by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the U.S and the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech for the 10th edition of France Atlanta, an annual series of events centered on innovation and designed to foster French-American cooperation and exchange.
Please consider attending this free event at Georgia Tech, Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30332, on Sept 26th at 7:00pm, in the presence of the authors, the French philosopher Pierre Cassou-Noguès and the French Artist Gwenola Wagon.
Location : Ferst Center For The Arts, 349 Ferst Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30332
Free and open to the public | Register here: https://bit.ly/2kCGgXv
For more information, visit the website : https://france-atlanta.org/