Contact : paul.girard[AT]

Paul Girard is an Information Technology engineer specialized into driving collaborations between technology and non-technical domains. He graduated from the cultural industry engineering specialisation in Université de Technologie de Compiègne in 2004 where he studied the relationships between digital technologies and society and the mechanisms of collaborations. He worked in the research laboratories federation CITU (Paris 1 and Paris 8 universities) from 2005 to 2009 where he participated to research and creation projects, collaborations between artists and engineers working with interactivity, digital pictures, virtual and augmented reality. He joined the Sciences Po médialab at its foundation in spring 2009, as the digital manager of this digital research laboratory dedicated to foster the use of digital methods and tools in Social Sciences. Since then he assures the technical direction of the many research projects as collaborations between social sciences, IT engineering and information design. His present research fields are digital methods for social sciences, exploratory data analysis and enhanced publication though digital story telling.


GIRARD Paul, PLIQUE Guillaume, JACOMY Mathieu. Manylines, a graph web publication platform with storytelling features. In Graph processing devroom, Free and Open Source Software Developer's European Meeting (FOSDEM). Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2015.

Leclercq, Christophe and Paul Girard. The Experiments in Art and Technology Digital Archive. Rewire 2011 : The fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. Liverpool, United Kingdom. September 2011.


A Law tracking project design with Regards Citoyens, a militant web association, and CEE (Centre d’études européennes, Sciences Po).

Leclercq, Christophe, Paul Girard, Daniele Guido, et Patrick Browne. "E.A.T. DATASCAPE. An Exploration of the Experiments in Art and Technology Archives", 2012 [1rst version released: 2011]. URL:

Journal Articles

VENTURINI, T., JACOMY, M., BANEYX, A., & GIRARD, P. (2015). Hors champs: la multipositionnalité par l’analyse des réseaux. Working Paper, Médialab.

GIRARD, Paul, JACOMY, Mathieu, BANEYX, Audrey,  et al. The Hypertext Corpus Initiative : methods and tools for Social Sciences to build corpus from the web. Digital Humanities Luxembourg 2012 : Websites as Sources. Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG.  2012.

Maps & Viz

« copenhague : et si ça s’était passé autrement ? », les graphes des discours.


Ce site web propose des documents et des données téléchargeables en accompagnement du livre "La Fabrique de la Défiance".

Democracy is the possibility to disagree. Equipment for mapping and interpreting controversies.

Other publications

GIRARD, Paul. HyperText Corpus Initiative : how to help researchers sieving the web?. Out of the Box conference: Using Web Archives. Velika dvorana, SLOVENIA.  2011