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Cars as shared objects

Cars are set to remain the preferred means of transport for many years to come: 80% of French people use one to get around. Nevertheless, the average age today for the first purchase of a new vehicle is 51. Young adults no longer dream of owning a car: we have come a long way from…

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How does human mobility shape our cities?

I visited an exhibition that showed me how human mobility has shaped our cities and urban areas over the ages and through to the immediate future. Following my visit, I was able to meet the organiser of the exhibition, Jean-Marie Duthilleul, and ask him a few questions about the city of the future… Watch this…

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Whatever happened to “real time”?

The race for synchronisation? In the last century, the regime of universal synchronisation enforced by snapshot technologies and “real time” requirements was appropriately reflected in the rigid programme schedule applied to television. As a result, time spread across space. The world was rightly described as a “global village”. However, everything changes if, on the one…

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The pleasure of sound

Sound and mobility: a core paradox We are increasingly demanding with respect to sound: we want to reduce noise nuisance while improving the quality of the sounds around us. This is the era of sound control. This sensitivity to the quality of sound is increasing in our society and is set to develop still further,…

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