Co-head of La Chaire Arts & Sciences, École des Arts Décoratifs – PSL.
Artist-teacher-researcher, assistant professor accredited to supervise PhD students, head of the “Reflective Interaction” group at EnsadLab.
Samuel Bianchini believes in the principle of “operational aesthetics.” He studies the relationships that exist among our most forward-looking technological systems, our forms of representation, our new forms of aesthetic experiences, and our socio-political organizations. To this end, he works with numerous scientists and research laboratories in the natural sciences and engineering. His work is regularly exhibited in Europe and around the world. It puts into motion physical and symbolic operations, in context, in public, and in real time, thereby encouraging us to contemplate, to reflect, as well as to act. He is a member of PSL’s SACRe (Sciences Arts Creation Research) research lab (Équipe d’accueil) and an associate member of the Canadian research-creation network Hexagram and the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.In close connection with his research and artistic practice, he has undertaken theoretical work that leads to frequent publications with Éditions du Centre Pompidou, MIT Press, Analogues, Media-N-Journal of the New Media Caucus, Hermes, Les presses du réel, Springer, and others.
He is recognized as a key figure in the development of research-creation internationally and published one of the first books on the subject in France: Recherche & Création. Art, technologie, pédagogie, innovation [2009, 2012]. It’s against this backdrop that Samuel Bianchini initiated and is developing, with La Chaire Arts & Sciences, an original multi-media magazine project based on images: .able.
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