Essayist and philosopher
one of the most renowned French personalities of the moment among those researching so-called “digital subjectivity”.
“Eric believes the new digital world of AI will force us to remain human”
Eric Sadin is a French writer and philosopher. His favorite field is the observation and analysis of the decisive changes in contemporary society, from art to new technologies.
He is one of the most critical observers of the impact of digital on our society and the worldview that results from it. For him, “it is imperative to erect counter-powers capable of containing the power of technopower”.
Over the years, Eric Sadin has developed a “polymorphous activity of writer, philosopher, poet, multimedia device designer and editor-in-chief of the art magazine” (1999-2003). The magazine Technikart defines him as “one of the voices capable of decrypting our world in the process of global digitization”.
For the magazine Libération, he is “one of the few French intellectuals to think of the change of civilization induced by the digitization of our world”.
Finally, Les Inrockuptibles believe that he “builds for more than ten years an important work on the stakes and the perverse effects of the innovative technical frenzy”. Eric advocates to better control our digital life and promotes an alternative model of society, placing the man at its center rather than technology. He has organized various symposia and regularly organizes seminars or conferences.
Many companies appreciate Eric’s critical vision of new technologies and his model of alternative society in which man is at the center (not technology). In various texts he has been concerned with outlining a diagnosis of contemporary society and its practices according to the impact that technological artefacts have on humanity.
His books – which are generating increasing enthusiasm among the critics and growing numbers of readers – include: Surveillance globale: ENQUÊTE SUR LES NOUVELLES FORMES DE CONTRÔLE
(2009), La société de l’anticipation (2011), La humanidad aumentada (2013, Hub Prize for the most influential essay on the digital phenomenon), La vie algorithmique and La silicolonisation du monde (2015). Eric Sadin also conducts teaching and research work in different cities around the world and is a regular contributor of articles in Le Monde, Libération, Les Inrockuptibles and Die Zeit, among others.