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From digital to paper: trips & returns

The Archivarist Celebrating the 30th birthday of the Obscure Cities series and the unique gift of several original pages to the National Library of France (BnF) 1), the BNF organizes a seminar on April 11th 2013 about the Obscure Cities: From digital to paper: trips & returns.

This after-noon will have several views on the work of François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters, whose stories could migrate and occupies a wide variety of media. This seminar will focus on the digital world and how the Obscure Cities fit in this world.

What happens when the original plate is reproduced, printed and scanned? What is lost in the aura of the original when it passes over to the digital file? What possible enhancements of the original plate can be available in time or when augmented reality steps in print production?

Many issues will be addressed before giving way to a conference with unpublished music: “Rêves d'archives”, proposed by François Schuiten, Benoit Peeters and composer Bruno Letort.

14h00 - Autour des Cités obscures, with Thierry Groensteen and Jean-Pierre Mercier

14h30 - Un don “singulier” by Olivier Piffault, BnF

14h45 - Une plongée dans la bibliothèque des Cités obscures : passages et mondes possibles by Jean Didier Wagneur, BnF

15h15 - Passer d’un monde à l’autre by Tristan Garcia, writer

15h45/16h00 pause

16h00 - Entretien croisé autour de la question de la planche originale with François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters

16h30 - La réception des Cités obscures : la naissance d’une “communauté” virtuelle, by Antoine Guillot, journaliste, vice-président de l’ACBD (Association des Critiques et journalistes de Bande Dessinée)

17h00 - Le brouillon d’architecte, by Pierre-Marc de Biasi, directeur de l'ITEM (Institut des Textes et Manuscrits Modernes)

17h30 - Intervention de Régis Debray, philosopher

18h00 end

18h30 till 19h30 - Rêves d’archives, Story in pictures and music by François Schuiten, Benoît Peeters and Bruno Letort.

See also: Official announcement

Les Cités obscures
Thursday 11 April 2013, 14h00 – 19h30
Access free
Petit Auditorium (hall Est)
Entrée Ouest e Quai François-Mauriac - Paris