Julien Mattern

Julien Mattern taught economics and social sciences in high school, and he is currently teacher/researcher at Pau University (France). Together with Matthieu Amiech, he published Le cauchemar de Don Quichotte. Retraites, productivisme et impuissance populaire (La Lenteur, 2013). He is a member of the MARCUSE group (Mouvement Autonome de Réflexion Critique à l’Usage des Survivants de l’Économie), an author of La liberté dans le coma. Essai sur l’identification électronique et les motifs de s’y opposer (La Lenteur, 2013).

Quantification, marché et fluidification urbaine : le cas du passe Navigo. Peer review

Julien Mattern | 23.11.2018

This article deals with the imaginary sources of the quantification of the world, through the typical case of electronic ticketing in urban public transport. The historical study of the process of technical innovation makes it possible to specify the concrete problems which arose for the actors and the ideological framework in which they sought to solve them. The « Navigo » case is at the crossroads of two complementary "dreams" regarding management : on the one hand, the idea of an autonomous [...]