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'Bordering' Speaker Series: Jimmy Loizeau

This event last occurred Nov. 18, 2020

Center for Philosophical Technologie's next presenters for the "Bordering" Speaker Series is Jimmy Loizeau.
Title of the talk:
Stupid F*****g Robots (/&) Not the Normal News.
Date and Time for live conversation: 18th of Novemeber 2020 1pm (MST)
Zoom link click here:
Talk available on CPT YouTube channel: from Novemeber 11th
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Jimmy Loizeau studied design at the Royal College of Art and worked as a research associate at MIT media lab. His practice explores design through various approaches.

Work with Auger-Loizeau explores the role of technology and our relationships with it through work that continues to be exhibited internationally.

The Afterlife Project (2002) offers a contemporary systems for dealing with mortality proposing a chemical afterlife exploring the ‘new needs’ of ‘new believers’. 

The Audio Tooth Implant (2001) proposed the next stage of in body communications technology, the project was also deployed as a way to explore ways for the dissemination of issues surrounding technology through engagement with mass media. 

The Illegal Town Plan (2013-present) with Matt Ward, explores inclusive strategies for local engagement and education through ‘speculative town planning schemes’ that mediate community engagements with local government.

Since 2015 Loizeau has worked with refugee communities in France and Greece initiating collaborations exploring archiving, mapping and media representation of, communities, spaces, conditions and lives of people forced to leave their countries. 

He is a lecturer and practitioner in the department of design at Goldsmiths.


This talk will present the reasons and context behind a collection of collaborative works aimed at creating an alternative broadcast genre. The work is produced with people often described in the news as refugees or migrants.
Usually represented in the news through disaster scenarios or in dire or squalid situations, as is tragically a reality for many of the people, this collection of work is produced as a way to present another narrative and some of the other realities that are often overlooked in mainstream broadcast.
All the work is produced by a broad network of people across Europe, some of whom are migrants and some of whom are not. This network is committed to forms of co-authored broadcast that include film/music/poetry and whatever we decide to produce.
The work has been produced as the result of collaborative relationships since 2017. The relationships have been produced as a result of creative collaborations. Loop.

Talk Preview:

Online via Zoom

For More Information Contact:

Adam Nocek
School of Arts, Media and Engineering
+1 206-434-7637