How do screens transform the problem of inhabitation as it was posed in the 20th century, for example in the opposition between Heidegger and Le Corbusier over 'machines for inhabiting'? How does digital technology change the way we live? We interrogate contemporary modes of inhabitation as mediated by the digital. Digital inhabitation covers a wide range of practices and situations: the search for a home on real estate websites; the time and space occupied and organised around the screen in contemporary living; the urban transformations wrought by accommodation platforms... Real or virtual, dwelling is experienced, fantasised and analysed in the first person. Our research includes first-person accounts, fictions, speculations and theoretical analyses. It materialises in creations in several media: a book, a website, a video production and a series of performances around the texts of the book "Habiter", which aims to stage the transformative power of the digital through the use of filters.
The Agents #1 is a video installation that questions the contemporary life machine. In the near future, real estate advertisements are generated by an AI. Descriptions and photographs are repeated and merged into a uniform cocoon fantasy. Soon, filters will be applied to the faces of estate agents, who will take on the stereotypical appearance of animated characters. The cocoon is so soft and colourful that it becomes a nightmare.