I am an associate professor at ETIS research department, a research facility with french Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), ENSEA Graduate School of EE, and CY Cergy Paris University. My research activity is connected to the stimulating interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) with a focus an “Art & Science“ interactions, artificial creation, Art and AI and Philosophy of Technology.
Whether as an artist or as an academic, but always as a researcher, I’m trying to shape a critical corpus of our relation to technology (with a focus on AI), creating art installations or writing essays, making use of tools from moral philosophy, ethics and psychoanalysis (with a focus on works by Gunther Anders, Ernst Bloch and Gilbert Simondon and more recently, by Stiegler and Gori). My recent works and publications revolve around ambivalence and actes manqués in our relation to technology with the question subjectivity being a permanent “mantra” in my research.
I’ve had numerous collaboration with artists in the last decade, including Olga Kisseleva from Institut Acte (Sorbonne), Eric Maillet from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Paris-Cergy (through the Cycle & Recycle research project), the Cantierezero collective, Ooze architects, Compagnie Luciernaga, …. I’m also happy to give lectures to the general public on ethical issues regarding artificial intelligence, robotic and transhumanism.
I completed a PhD in theoretical physics at Laboratoire de Physique Theorique et Modelisation on statistical physics of spin systems and dedicated numerical methods. I’m also holding the french Agrégation grade. I originally graduated in EE along with an undergrad philosophy cursus.
My teaching activities revolve around quantum physics, quantum information theory and dynamical systems at graduate level (I’m especially active in the international Master of Theoretical Physics and Application at Cergy University). With Bertrand David (now at Telecom ParisTech) I created an elective graduate course on musical acoustics and audio signal processing, which I’ve been teaching along with Geoffroy Peeters from IRCAM in the last five years. I’m also training students to creative approaches like the CK or the Design Thinking methods.
Send me an email: reynal at ensea dot fr