Antoine Mazières

Chercheur-cueilleur. More formally, post-doctoral researcher at Zentrum Marc Bloch (Berlin).

Contact: antoine\dot/mazieres\on/gmail

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Some Projects

The Revenge of Neurons (2018)

An history of the 80 years of academic-industrial-political struggles between connectionist and symbolic approaches to AI. Backed with scientometrics.

Website (English) | Paper (French)


Namograph (2018)

Large-scale diversity estimation through surname origin inference. Application to various datasets in France. (Review by Le Monde)

Website | Paper


Zeitgeist Borders (2016)

A geographical mapping of Google's suggestions made for different world regions, showing "a world of Google searches" (New Scientist).

Website | Abstract (2016) | Paper (2013) | Source Code


A Cartography of Machine Learning and its Algorithms (2016)

An attempt to study "styles of reasoning" specific to machine learning algorithms through their history and usages. Scientific usages in various disciplines are observed with some analysis of WebOfScience data. Engineering usages are observed with data from Kaggle and StackExchange.

Manuscript (in french)


Sexualitics (2014)

"When Big Data meets Porn" (The Atlantic) or "A Googe Trends for niche sexual interests" (Wired). More formally, a statistical analysis of millions of porn videos meta-datas, showing, among other things, categories trends and communities.

Website | Data | Paper | Source Code


Fabelier (2009-2014)

Founder and head of Fabelier, a hackerspace in Paris. More than 100 workshops and a community of 400 people gathered around Web, Electronics, Neurosciences, Hacktivisme and much more.

Website (site is down, so screenshot)


A Socio-Political Analysis of Free and Open-Source Software Communities (2009)

History and analysis of F/LOSS as a social movement and the cultural significations of hacking. Various analogies with programming are explored: reglementation, architecture, art. Finally, a typology of the inner logics of trangression and collaboration of this social movement is described.

Manuscript in Portuguese or French (machine translation available in English)