Yves Citton visits FRIT for Hilldale Lecture in the Arts and Humanities

In April 2018, the Department of French and Italian hosted Professor Yves Citton who presented the 2018 Hilldale Lecture in the Arts & Humanities entitled “The Humanities as Arts of Attention in the Age of Computational Mediarchy.” In his lecture, Yves Citton analyzes how digital and computational technologies reconfigure our collective attentions. He presents the Humanities as arts of collective embodied attention which can orient and steer the techniques of automated attention currently mobilized through computational assemblages. Citton’s lecture is now available online . Citton is professor of French Literature at the Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint Denis. Co-editor of the journal Multitudes, his latest publication is Médiarchie (Paris, Seuil, 2017).