I am an independent researcher, writer and curator trained as a philosopher. A significant part of my writings and exhibitions deals with the influence of the Internet (as a hyperobject more than as a technical tool) and advanced technologies on contemporary art and society. For the past six years, my research focus has been on crowdsourced and distributed decision-making through algorithmic and blockchain-based processes. More generally, I am interested in ethics and in art that interferes with the power mechanisms underpinning governance structures.
I have been a text worker (editor, translator…), the associate chief editor of the French contemporary art magazine 02 (2011-2016), a founding member of the Belleville Biennale in Paris (2010-2014), an art theory lecturer at an art and design school (2012-2014), a dogsbody at a non-profit art space and a ghostwriter for art history PhDs. In 2019, I have been awarded a research grant by the CNAP to work on the ways artists prototype democratic processes using decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs).
I am currently writing a political philosophy book on DAOs and a comprehensive one on NFTs and why they really matter.
To get in touch, you can email me at my first name followed by my family name at protonmail.com or message me on TW @audelau or on TG @Odd_Name
My research is/has been supported by: The CNAP (the French National Center for Visual Arts); C-E-A (the French Association of Art Curators); Les Tanneries (a beautiful art center nested in the countryside south of Paris) and all the institutions that find it fair to compensate me when they invite me to give a talk or to publish a text.