Antoine Mazières

Post-Doctoral researcher at Zentrum Marc Bloch (Berlin) and INRA-LISIS (Paris).

Contact: antoine\dot/mazieres\on/gmail | Github | LinkedIn | Scholar | Proton

Some Projects

Namograph (2017) - Work in progress

Large-scale discrimination estimates from surnames analysis. Building a model to infer the origins of surnames and use this information to observe their distributions in a population and measure how it differs from various of its sub-groups, therefore assessing the representativity of the latters.

Working report

Zeitgeist Borders (2016)

A geographical mapping of Google's suggestions showing "a world of Google searches" (New Scientist). Suggestions from one person to another, from one country to another, from one language to another, etc. This is partly due to what people search. This tool allows one to observe some of this cultural diversity by projecting it on a world map.

Project site | Abstract (2016) | Paper (2013) | Source Code

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.

Project site | 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.


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)

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) | Manuscript (in french)