ISSN : 2266-6060

Monitor

Marseilles, Septembre 2018

The curve kept reappearing on the screen, looking as variable as the numbers accompanying it. Only the timeframe elapsing second after second brought its share of regularity. As soon as they were born, the little humans were thus subjected to a permanent process of quantification, under the eyes of their parents, who judged differences and similarities. In addition to these visual signals, there were various noises, simple bells or alarms, without midwives and pediatricians, observing from a distance, seeming to care.
It is indeed the double face of the monitor: a flashing display device for parents who see dozens of information scrolling without grasping its meaning, a routine monitoring tool for professionals who calmly focus on the only ones that are relevant in this baroque ecology.