Basile Zimmerman

Head of the Confucius Instituteat University of Geneva
Geneva,
Switzerland
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Anthropology, Computer Music, Electroacoustic Music, Sonification, Computer Science, Engineering, Critical Race Theory, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Design, Digital Culture, Digital Humanities, Experimental Music, Music, Musicology, Science Theory, Philosophy, Sociology, Sound, Acoustics

Basile Zimmermann is an anthropologist and a sociologist of technology. He is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Institut Confucius at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, a multidisciplinary research and teaching center on contemporary China. He is the author of Waves and Forms: Electronic Music Devices and Computer Encodings in China (MIT Press, Inside Technology, 2015). His current research projects focus on area studies methodology and technology studies in China and the Middle East.