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Omniscience André Ourednik, 2017, Omniscience, La Baconnière, Genève.

At the end of the century, they created Omniscience: a basin of liquid data; made up of atoms of facts. Those who wish to remember dive in, connect atoms and weave their memorial threads. Some people remain at the bottom of Omniscience..

The setting of Omniscience is situated in a near future, in which all written human knowledge is stored in a data lake materialized in a pool of liquid memory called "omniscience". Specialized divers explore the pool, employed by a ministry, evocative of Terry Gillian's Brazil or Kafkas tribunals adapted to the taste of New Public Management. The divers’ role is to weave narrative threads in the pool, using Turing-like reading / writing machines. But from the beginning, narrative threads of former divers, classified under the archive file E # 26, raise questions of existential order.

By following the parallel stories of a dozen characters, Omniscience explores the very current issue of data, their future and their involvement in the constitution of individual and collective memory. Punctuated with striking scenes and carried by a writing nourished with references and symbols, this text questions individualism and offers a portrait of the civilization of data..

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