BIOMIMETICS by Pierre Jean Giloux

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Sixth edition of Novembre Numérique – the digital cultures festival of France

This month, the entire network of Alliances Françaises in India is celebrating the digital art festival “Novembre Numérique”, an initiative by the Institut français to promote digital cultures every year in November. It highlights the variety of French digital creation in its various forms (virtual reality, augmented reality, digital art, video games, and many more) and facilitates access to new technologies and creators.


A selection of works to discover on your smartphone

Smartphones, which have become objects of our everyday, allow the emergence of a new offer of artistic content. These innovative editorial proposals attract a growing audience and rely on new practices of cultural consumption, say “on the move”. These cultural contents find an increasing audience many, especially among young generations for whom the telephone portable represents a privileged terminal for the consumption of cultural goods dematerialized. Each and every one, a mobile in the pocket, with or without internet connection, can now access artistic content!

Unlock the catalog of Digital November in India

BLYND is a production company, specializing in sound fiction adapted from comic book scripts. The audio series it produces are carefully designed to bring you on a journey at the core of the most beautiful stories with famous French voices. From thrillers to heroic fantasy, through comedy, discover 7 series by BLYND.

Showcased by: Alliance Française de Pune

Elliott is paralyzed by doubt. Tomorrow, he must join Emma, far, far away. But on the eve of his departure, a strange encounter will change his future forever. A poetic science fiction short story and an immersive narrative experience. An intimate story about doubt and fear of the unknown. The spectator scrolls through the images and texts by touching his screen, accompanied by an original soundtrack.

Showcased by: Alliance Française: Ahmedabad, Kolkata, and Trivandrum

10,000 years ago lived Nanurluk, the great polar bear. One day, driven by ambition and the desire to prove their superiority, three humans decided to attack her. After a long and dire hunt, they killed her, disrupting the balance between nature and mankind.

Embody the spirit of Nanurluk in her quest to restore the natural cycle of the world.

Showcased by: Alliance Française: Kolkata, Pune

Inspired by the bestseller Pierre The Maze Detective, Labyrinth City is a 2D puzzle adventure game where you play as Pierre, a prominent detective. You will have to find your way through the huge mazes of Opera City to catch Mr. X, a thief that has stolen the Labyrinth Stone, a magical artifact capable of transforming everything around him into a labyrinth.

Showcased by: Alliance Française: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Delhi, Pondicherry, Pune, Matara, Kandy

Grumpy, in a hurry or romantic, Parisians are funny birds. Errratum and Maison Tangible invite artists from different backgrounds to sketch with humor the clichés around Parisians. Under the prism of augmented reality, each visual comes to life and imagines multiple ways of seeing the city dwellers.

Showcased by: Alliance Française: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, Madras, Pondicherry, Pune, Trivandrum, Matara

Follow two young YouTubers lost in the entrails of the Paris metro. Discover how two young lawyers caught in the crossfire save an injured man’s life. Accompany Nora in her search for her missing husband. They don’t know it yet, but in a few moments their fates will be bound by a terrorist attack that will change their lives.

Showcased by: Alliance Français: Bhopal and Kandy

Unmaze is a myth of shadow and light. In this video game inspired by the Greek mythology, you play as Ariane and it is up to you to guide Asterion and Theseus out of the labyrinth. Place your phone in the light to talk to Theseus, or in the shade to talk to Asterion. But be careful – the more you help one of them, the more the other gets lost. Their fate now rests in your hands.

Showcased by: Alliance Française: Bangalore, Bhopal, Jaipur, Kolkata, Delhi, Pondicherry, Pune, Matara, Kandy

Yojimbot Stories is a French webtoon, published by Dargaud. In 2022 it was awarded the Fauve des lycéens at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Japan, 2241. The surface of the Earth has become uninhabitable for human beings. Among the ruins, only robots remain. But one of them unexpectedly comes across Hiro, a young boy, and his father who are trying to escape from an armed group. The robot saves the boy. He soon realizes that the fate of humanity depends on his survival…

Showcased by: Alliance Française: Bhopal, Kolkata, Pune, Trivandrum, Kandy

Ten inspiring stories of professional athletes facing discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and disability. A podium without filter and without hierarchy, giving a voice to those who claim their right to be ranked ex-aequo!

Showcased by: Alliance française: Ahmedabad, Madras, Pune,

A cross between comic, animation, historical novel and science lesson, The Curie Method aims to introduce readers to the scientific instruments the Curies used and to make their research on radioactivity easier to understand.

Showcased by: Alliance française: Jaipur, Kolkata, Pune, Trivandrum

On January 3, 2009, someone named Satoshi Nakamoto launched bitcoin, the very first decentralized and reliable cryptocurrency. In 2011, he disappeared. Since then, his identity has been the subject of wild speculation. The Satoshi Mystery – at the Origins of Bitcoin is a documentary series exploring the creator of Bitcoin’s identity.

Showcased by: Alliance française: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Delhi, Trivandrum, Kandy

Alice has wanted a child for a long time. A very long time. Gabrielle just never thought about it. After 7 years living together, that’s it, they start. An appointment was made at a clinic in Barcelona. But Alice discovers that she is suffering from endometriosis. Out of love, Gabrielle, who had never wanted to have children, decides to resort to assisted reproductive technology at a time when it’s banned in France.

Showcased by: Alliance française: Bhopal, Jaipur, Kandy

First, we discovered that 97% of conductors were men. Then, we realized that we didn’t really know what a conductor actually did. So for a year, we followed Lucie Leguay in her daily life as a young female conductor, to understand what it was all about. Chef.fe is a 100% vertical documentary series that decodes this universe.

Showcased by: Alliance française: Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow

An augmented reality experience in which Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer brings children along a fantastic journey through masterpieces displayed in the Musée d’Orsay. In order to bring the young imperial prince Eugene to life, she must go from painting to painting and gather the ingredients of a magic potion…

Showcased by: Alliance française: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Delhi, Lucknow, Madras, Pondicherry, Matara

Les Mystères de Paris is the adaptation into a webseries of Eugène Sue’s famous serial novel, animated with original engravings.

Paris, 1840. Prince Rudolph of Gerolstein is looking for the young Germain, the son of his housekeeper, dealing with the underworld of Paris. He will investigate among the good and especially the wicked, colorful characters from the various circles of the working class, the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy. But, through this quest, he will discover and face an intimate personal secret…

Showcased by: Alliance française: Bhopal, Madras, Trivandrum, Kandy

Dive into the world of Kandinsky, the pioneer of abstraction and discover, through the immersive and playful tool Play a Kandinsky, the exceptional gift for synaesthesia of the painter, who «saw» music in colors.

Showcased by: Alliance française: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Delhi, Madras, Matara


A film installation on urban forms in India inspired by biomimicry concepts

French artist Pierre-Jean Giloux unveils virtual urban organizations inspired by living organisms that outline solutions to the problems that cities generate, mainly pollution, or that they are facing with climate change.

Webinar: The digital, a vector of equality?

⚙ Machines and software, in their design and usage, reflect the inequalities that run through the societies that develop them.

Join Gayatri Kodikal & Isabelle Arvers in a webinar where we will find out answers to some poignant questions like: “Does digital technology worsen inequality of opportunity? What is the relationship between art and digital technology” 🤔 and more…