Hey! I'm Sébastien. Welcome to my homepage.

I'm a postdoc researcher interested in communication, interaction and culture — I currently work on deep learning methods for linguistic and network-structured data at IXXI in Lyon, France.

My PhD focused on real-life and experimental cases of chinese whispers, from a cognitive linguistics, anthropological and computational point of view. I was based at the EHESS in Paris and the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin. If you want to know more, try looking at my research.

Below you'll find my blog, interested in building a society of commons, in education, and in humane technology that empowers and doesn't enslave. Also in learning, and opening black boxes.


This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last week, mostly around French politics.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last week, about the #FearlessCities movement which is reclaiming politics by starting at the municipal level.

These Weeks’ Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last two weeks. About nature-culture, Marseille, the Open Web, and other bits and bobs!

These Months’ Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last months. Quite an eclectic catch this time, mixing links on politics, on changing the scientific publication system, on education.

Tools of the Trade

If you use your computer daily, tooling up can change your life.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last week.

Learning Dvorak

Last month I decided to learn Dvorak. It went pretty well!

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last few weeks. Links on Afrofeminism, World history, Rust, and Wikidata.

These Weeks’ Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last few weeks. Quite a few links about the commons movement.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Argentina sad news, and diving a little into Ethereum.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Some links on Trump’s election and related themes.

This Month’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the past month. Many things on the lives we are living and want to live!

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Commoning initiatives for sustainability, thoughts from social movements in Guadeloupe and Martinique, and other interesting stuff like Edgar Morin’s work.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Mostly about the commons.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. The new age of politics in Spain, and the old problems of colonialism in France.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Articles on French politics falling to pieces, but also interesting analyses and initiatives that made me look forward to the future.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. A bit on scientific publishing, and thoughts on the architecture of coastal cities.

These Months’ Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the past few months, many of which about Marseille.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Not much this week.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week, with a dive in #NuitDebout’s online tools!

These Weeks’ Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the last few weeks. This was long to come, but it’s really full of great stuff!

Last Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

A little late, but there nonetheless. Random assortment of thoughts and links from last week.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. No overarching theme here, just random really.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Exploring Marseille, some startup world thoughts, and lots of random stuff revolving around ‘problem/solution’ thinking.

This Week’s Higgledy-piggledy

Random assortment of thoughts and links from the week. Why blog, politics and AI links, and thoughts about science and action.