Angles fr Lodel 0.9 Call for papers: Digital Subjectivities This issue of Angles, the new online journal published by the SAES, aims to examine the evolution of subjectivities and our sense of self in response to digital technologies, apparatuses and practices.The latest developments in digital technologies — cloud computing, digital personal assistants such as Siri or Alexa and connected objects, from smartphones to smart fridges — redefine interactions between humans and machines. These devices constitute as many prostheses of our bodies: they signal the advent of the augmented self on an industrial scale. We are enticed in a myriad ways to spend more and more time online; simultaneously we are being subjected to the digital harvesting and exploitation of our personal data on a massive scale, through the systematic collection of the traces we leave in the digital world, willingly or unwillingly. What remains of our privacy or our autonomy in the age of the quantified self? How do these techniques and devices affect political and social categories such as public space, social interactions, accountability, engagement etc.? The standardisation of interfaces, together with the focus on code and calculus, also impact our use of language and the general rules of self-expression.It thus appears that networks, screens and connected objects all have a bearing on our experience of self. Do information techniques redefine how we relate to the world, for instance by altering our modes of perception or our forms of expression? What can we make o... jeu., 19 janv. 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Call for papers: Unstable states, mutable conditions There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64: When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;When I have seen such interchange of state,Or state itself confounded to decayThe point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:This island’s mine, by Sycorax my mother, Which thou tak’st from me. When thou cam’st first, Thou strok’st me and made much of me, would’st give meWater with berries in’t, and teach me howTo name the bigger light, and how the lessThat burn by day and night; and then I loved thee,And show’d thee all the qualities o’th’isle, The fresh springs, brine-pits, barren place and fertile─Cursed be I that did so! All the charmsOf Sycorax, toads, beetles, bats, light on you;For I am all the subjects that you have, Which first was my own king, and here you sty me In this hard rock, while you do keep from meThe rest o’th’ island. (Act 1, scene 2)Literature, theatre, high culture and popular culture… all are animated by the evidence of change and reversal. However, the question goes beyond the banal acknowledgement of “how the mighty have fallen” or the ironic invalidation of once-confident sovereignties. The issue... jeu., 04 juin 2015 00:00:00 +0200