Archive for April, 2008

3 lectures in London, April 22-24, 2008

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

22 April, 2008

3.00 - 5.00 pm

location: London School of Economics, Studio Ciborra

22 April, 2008

7:15pm - 8:45pm

location: Royal College of Art, Lecture Theatre One

24 April, 2008

5:00 - 7:00 pm

location: Goldsmiths College, Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre

all 3 lectures explore the same topic:

Scale Effects, or How to Track Global Digital Culture

The exponential growth of a number of both non-professional and professional media producers over the last decade has created a fundamentally new cultural situation. Hundreds of millions of people are routinely created and sharing cultural content (blogs, photos, videos, online comments and discussions, etc.). As the number of mobile phones is projected to grow during 2008 from 2.2 bil to 3 bil during 2008, this number is only going to increase.

At the same time, the rapid growth of professional educational and cultural institutions in many newly globalized countries along with the instant availability of cultural news over the web has also dramatically increased the number of “culture professionals” who participate in global cultural production and discussions. Hundreds of thousands of students, artists, designers have now access to the same ideas, information and tools. It is no longer possible to talk about centers and provinces. In fact, the students, culture professionals, and governments in newly globalized countries are often more ready to embrace latest ideas than their equi