France-Atlanta 2019 Cultural Events at Georgia Tech, Sept. 26 – Nov. 15

September 23, 2019

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech is excited to partner again with the Consulate General of France in Atlanta for the 10th annual France Atlanta event series, which is designed to foster transatlantic cooperation centered on innovation in science, culture, business, and humanitarian affairs.

Highlighting France-Atlanta’s cultural events, on-campus festivities kick off in the Ferst Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 7 p.m. with Welcome to Erewhon, a film screening co-organized by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France and Georgia Tech’s Office of the Arts. Artists and creators Pierre Cassou-Noguès and Gwenola Wagon will introduce the project and participate in a post-show Q&A. Co-directed with the artist and researcher Stéphane Degoutin, the film provides a loose adaptation of a philosophical fable published in 1872 by the British writer Samuel Butler. In the fictional city of Erewhon (“nowhere” spelled backwards), automation is considered as an evolution of the “machine” species comparable to the evolution of biological species, but at a faster pace. This hypothesis governs the habits and inhabitants to the smallest aspects of their lives. Humans, animals, and plants are linked in a cloud that processes all mental matter. Algorithms can give voice to the dead. This is how the spirit of Samuel Butler can still circulate through images of the city.

This event is free but advance registration is required. RSVP online.

Departments across campus will sponsor seminars, workshops, round tables, and performances until Novermber 15. Visit https://france-atlanta.org/ for full details.

Africa & New Technologies: Oulimata Gueye, Critic & Curator from France/Senegal
Co-organized by the Atlanta Global Studies Center, Cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States, Georgia Tech School of Modern Languages, Georgia Tech School of Literature, Media and Communication, Georgia State University – World Languages & Cultures, CFFS- Center for French and Francophone Studies at Duke University, and Xam Xam African Digital Perspectives.

Q&A with Georgia Tech Students
Tuesday, October 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Swann 115

Interview on WREK Radio 91.1 FM
Tuesday, October 8, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Non-Aligned Utopias: A Round Table Discussion
Wednesday, October 9, 6 p.m.
Clary Theater, Bill Moore Student Success Center

Composer’s Residency & Recording Session in the City: French Composer Loïc Guénin & NOORG
Co-organized by the Cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States, Georgia Tech School of Music, with the support of the Face Foundation, Spedidam, Sacem, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs – Atlanta, Dad’s Garage, Fire House, and Le Phare à Lucioles.

Public Outdoor Performance
Wednesday, October 16, 12 p.m.
Georgia Tech Campanile

Collaborative Performance with NOORG & Students
Friday, October 18, 7 p.m.
Stubbins Gallery, College of Design

Workshop with Georgia Tech Students
October 10, 17 & 18, 3 p.m.
West Village

Music & Technology | LABOFACTORY: Jean-Marc Chomaz, Filippo Fabbri, Laurent Karst & Greg Louis
Co-organized by Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States, Office of Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, the Georgia Tech School of Music, L’X – École polytechnique, La Chaire arts & sciences de l’École polytechnique, l’École nationale supérieure des Arts décoratifs – PSL and the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation.

Water Drums Installation
October 16-18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Stubbins Gallery, College of Design

Concert
Wednesday, October 16, 7:30 p.m-9:00 p.m.
Stubbins Gallery, College of Design

Workshop for Scientists of Georgia Tech
Thursday, October 17, 10 a.m.
Stubbins Gallery, College of Design

Workshop for Musicians of Georgia Tech
Friday, October 18, 3:00 p.m.
Stubbins Gallery, College of Design

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