Director of the Mc Luhan «Culture and Technology» Programme
A professor in the University of Toronto’s French Department, he is also the author of several works on communications, technology, culture and biology. He works on the business worlds and governments of several different countries, and organises connective intelligence seminars for thinking about digital technologies in a collective and useful way.
The idea of the “point of being” corresponds to a tactile dimension similar to the visual dimension that characterized the Renaissance. Back then, man separated himself from his environment, and transformed it into theory, into theatre that no longer involved him. These days, electricity requires us to be in permanent negotiations with a physical and intellectual universe. It passes through our screens and keyboards. It is this tactile dimension, this “point of being,” that we have still to consider.”