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As a collective and as individuals, we participate in a broader process of scientific enquiries. Here is an overview of our academic work :

Our publications

Our research talks

  • 2023 October 20 : “Identity capture in the Unification Church - An Active Inference account of power”, Research conference, at the Societies in Historical and Comparative Perspective conference, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2023, September 14 : “Unveiling the Ontological implications of Motivation and Directedness Towards Inostensible Referents”, Research conference, in the Intrinsically Motivated Open-ended Learning 2023 conference, by Alexis ROZANSKI
  • 2023 September 13 : “On Embedded Normativity - An Active Inference account of agency beyond flesh”, Research conference, at the 4th International Workshop on Active Inference, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT and Mahault ALBARRACIN
  • 2023 August 22 : “On Embedded Normativity”, Research conference, in the 3rd Applied Active Inference Symposium, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT
  • 2023, August 19 : “Solving the paradox of non-existence in ontology, a naturalist social ontology”, Research conference, in the Social Ontology 2023 conference, by Alexis ROZANSKI
  • 2023 July 28 : “The Cognitive Archeology of Sociocultural Lifeforms”, Poster presentation, in the ALife 2023 conference, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT
  • 2023 March 24 : “Embodied Normativity”, Research conference, in the Embodied Intelligence Conference 2023, by Manon JOB, Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT and Mahault ALBARRACIN,
  • 2023 March 16 : “Creating material and cultural landscapes - A constraints ontology for multiscale socio-historical dynamics”, Research conference, in the Kiel Conference 2023: Scales of Social, Environmental, and Cultural Change in Past Societies, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2023 January 23 : “Physics of Creation - Can the Free Energy Principle ground the construction of physical statespaces ?”, Research conference, in the Active Inference Institute Livestream, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 October 17 : “Intelligence without creativity - Can Active Inference ground our understanding of life, mind and society ?”, Research conference, in Cognitio 2021, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 October 16 : “Thinking like a State - Embodied intelligence in the deep history of our collective mind”, Research conference, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT, Virginia Bleu KNIGHT and Daniel FRIEDMAN, in Cognitio 2021.
  • 2021 June 29 : “Grounding collective intelligence”, Research talk, in ACM Collective Intelligence Conference 2021, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT and Daniel FRIEDMAN.w
  • 2021 June 10 : “Social morphogenesis as enactive agency”, Discussion panel, in Cultural Evolution Society Conference 2021, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 February 2 : “Cognition in eco & cognition in vitro : can cognitive mechanisms explain ecological behaviour ?”, Invited talk, in French Federation of Students & Young Researchers in Cognitive Science (FRESCO)’s Journal club, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2020 November 27 : “Cultural evolution of psychedelics usage, and the “entropic brain” hypothesis”, Invited talk, in Cultural Evolution Online’s seminar, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2020 May 5 & 26 : “Do collective brains dream of cultural evolution ?”, Invited talk, in Frederic NEF’s “Structures et agents” class, ENS Ulm, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2019 March 30 : “Is cognition an exemple of evolution ?”, Conference, in French Federation of Students & Young Researchers in Cognitive Science (FRESCO)’s Young Researchers Symposium, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.

Our mediation talks

  • 2023 December 20: “How to represent historical change?”, introductory talk for the Meta-Practical Coffee organized by the French Society of Cliodynamics, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2023 November 1: Conclussion session of the Active Inference in the Social Science course, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT, Daniel FRIEDMAN, Mahault ALBARRACIN, Lorena SGANZERLA, Alexis ROZANSKI, and Colin TURFUS.
  • 2023 October 18 : “Social constraints and the existential stance - What makes us human”, Session of the Active Inference in the Social Science course, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 November 14 : “Future of cryptocurrencies”, Panel discussion, Future Fossils podcast at Complexity Weekend, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 August 14 : “Why people believe weird things ?”, Scepticisme Scientifique podcast, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 August 03 : Interview with the “Labo des savoirs”, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT and Iona BRENAC.
  • 2021 July 21 : Kairos : toward an enactive research, Conference talk, in the Open, Slow, and Sustainable Science conference 2021, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT and Iona BRENAC.
  • 2021 June 23 : Complex systems methodology for navigating the Anthropocene, Unconference, in the Tools for the Regenerative Renaissance course
  • 2021 May 12 : “Cognition in eco & cognition in vitro : can cognitive mechanisms explain ecological behaviour ?”, Public lesson, in Cours aux Ernest, ENS Ulm, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 May 5 : “The architecture of cognition”, Public lesson, in Cours aux Ernest, ENS Ulm, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 April 11 : “Cognition in eco & cognition in vitro : can cognitive science explain ecological behaviour ?”, in the Cognitive Science Forum, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2021 February 10 : “Evolution of concepts in cognitive scences”, Public lesson, in Cours aux Ernest, ENS Ulm, by Iona BRENAC.
  • 2021 February 2 : “Cognition in eco & cognition in vitro : can cognitive science explain ecological behaviour ?”, in FRESCO journal club, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2020 October 16 : “Beyond State : toward a prospective anthropology”, Conference, in the French Society of Cultural Evolution (SFEC)’s conferences, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.
  • 2020 January 16 : “Is cognition individual ? A complex system perspective”, in Cognivence BAF talks, ENS Ulm, by Avel GUÉNIN–CARLUT.

Our software projects

This article was updated on December 21, 2023