Teaching equipment Immortal quest - Avenues of research

Experimentation plays an essential part not only in the school's teaching methods but also in its assimilation of new technologies and new art inventions such as immersion in a virtual reality (e.g. game art).

Video games create a new space and imagery that reveal dark and bright sides of a human being.

Codes and modern technology have changed the art expression and allowed to clone and duplicate our works to infinity. They can be made accessible to all.

The idea has become more important than the original work. In our modern, global and interconnected world we need a broader vision, we need to think beyond boundaries of habits and old ideologies to open up new possibilities of understanding the world, the art and the society.

  Métropolis, Fritz Lang


 The movie Irobot, Alex Proyas

Quality of something/someone that is not subject to death, i.e. The immortality of the gods

That lives or lasts for ever.

But eternity (without begining) ≠ immortality (with begining)



The movie IRobot, Alex Proyas


Famous and likely to be remembered for ever.
«Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.»

Baudelaire, Mon coeur mis à nu.

Immortality in science

Researchers (Jean-Louis Lemaitre, Inserm researcher at the Institute of Functional Genomica of Montpellier) said that reprogramming human adult cells is possible.
They could reprogram human adult cells into pluripotent stem cells with properties similar to embryonic stem cells. Cells of all types can again be differentiated

after this genuine "rejuvenation" therapy.
The results were published in Journal Genes & Development, 1 November, 2011.


Immortality in nature 


Very simple beings can be regarded as immortal, like certain types of yeast, hydra. A very primitive jellyfish the Turritopsis nutricula is currently the only multicellular being with a reversible life cycle.


Immortality in various philosophical trends.

It is in the Taoist philosophy native of China that the quest for immortality took the greatest place.

The quest for Immortality was also present in Orphism (Greece in the sixth century B.C.), RigVédas Hindus (written between 5000 and 1500 B.C.), The Epic of Gilgamesh in ancient Mesopotamia (1800 B.C.)



Eight Immortals