Tuesday 23 November 08:30-10:00 Ballroom
As we stand on the threshold of the new millennium, creativity and digital expression are shaping our culture, research and economy. From the citizen and the artist publishing freely and globally to a fusion of research and applied creativity. From the digital entrepreneur to 1001 channels, cascading multimedia content back to the citizen: the ultimate 'consumeter' of what will and will not sell. And so the digital momentum gathers speed...
Content Driving Competitiveness will look at emerging standards and business models for digital content and examine the impact of new content technologies on the Information Society and beyond. Realising the Information Society and empowering the citizen has profound implications for all concerned and presents particular challenges and opportunities for culture, science and the economy. The session examines these issues through the eyes of an artist, a scientist and a businessman. They will help us to come to terms with and understand the societal and cultural changes and the technological and economic developments we can expect.
From the team that gave you a CyberCommunity at EITC '97, and Captured Your Imagination at IST '98, it's time for Getting Down to Business.
Chairperson: Kieran O'Hea (L), Seagrange Ltd., Consultant in new media, electronic publishing and multimedia content, experienced collaborator in the European Commissions research programmes in these areas. (.doc, 36kb)