Alexandre Monnin holds a PhD from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. He helped launch the “philosophy of the Web” movement along with Harry Halpin and Yuk Hui and has been organizing PhiloWeb conferences since 2010 (some in Europe, others in the US, at the Googleplex in Mountain View in 2015 and in Stanford, this year). He is now Director of Research at Origens Medialab and Full Professor at ESC Clermont Business School. He's also president of Adrastia, a French association whose mission is to study the risk of environmental collapse and has collborated with the Shift Project on a report about the vability of digital technologies. He leads a project funded by the Fondation Daniel and Nina Carasso which attempts to extend the Fondation de France “New Patrons” protocol jointly to the artistic and scientific fields (“CooPair”). He previously held a research position at Inria (2014-2017), collaborated with the Fondation des Galeries Lafayette for Contemporary Art (Lafayette Anticipation) and became the Lead Architect of its digital platform, “Re-Source”. Before that, he was Head of Web Research at the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation at Centre Pompidou between 2010 and 2013. Co-founder of two W3C Community Groups (“PhiloWeb” and “Web We Can Afford”), he is also the editor of Philosophical Engineering (Wiley, 2013) and co-edited a special issue of the international journal Intellectica entitled “Philosophy of the Web and Knowledge Engineering” in 2014. His current research is focused on the architecture of the Web, the Anthropocene, the future of digital technology (or lack of it), contemporary art and the commons.
Origens Medialab/ESC Clermont