Université de Montréal / MNHN

David Jaclin is a Ph.D. Candidate both at the Communication department of the University of Montréal and at the Museum of Natural History, Paris. Doctorate at the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle and member of the SNS de l’Atelier en Empirisme Radical de l’Université de Montréal, David Jaclin is interested in the hybrid reports that compose human societies and animal populations. His research problematizes the logical co-evolutionaries and the potential transformations that contains the domestic interactions (biological but also cultural, economic and political). He published his first book “Beastness school: l’humanité sur les bancs de l’école domestique.”

The Animal in the PotAge of Mechanical Reproduction

Recently, restaurants in New England are experimenting with a system of localisation via satellite, capable of tracing the origin of any fish from the net to the plate. Indeed, a geolocalisation and georeconnaisance device now allows the captain to use sonar from the fishing boat to locate schools of fish in shallow or deep waters. It is then possible to contact the restaurant partner to let the captain know whether or not he would like the fish on his menu (before fishing for it). The geotagged fish enter a very advanced technological process. Understanding the subject from a media ecology perspective and in the stream of the growing field of animal studies, I explore not only these new practices (alimentary, commercial and technical), but also question the biotechnological reproduction of living organisms both detected and detectable.