Are cultural industries an area for innovation and creation in the field of digital content ? If video games and the Internet currently represent the largest sectors for investment in interactive multimedia, they also make up a real ‘laboratory’ for experimenting with new forms of interactive languages. The role of cultural industries cannot be disassociated from that of the participants of contemporary creation, as the two fields are being brought closer and closer together.
MODERATOR : Claude Schiffmann
Claude Schiffmann joined the CNC (National Centre for Cinematography), as a representative and then department head. He deals more particularly with new technologies and industrial problems. In this respect, he has participated in, among other things, setting up the programme PRIAMM and grant funds for multimedia publishing.
- Odile Fillion is a journalist for various magazines specialised in architecture. She is also a director of documentaries and architecture programmes. Odile Fillion is the author of numerous works and a professor who is interested in the relationship between new technologies and architecture.
- Gilles Braun is representative for the Technology Department of the French Ministries of Education and Research. He is in charge of installing a national association in La Belle de Mai (Marseille) to help start up companies in the educational multimedia sector; initiating funds for multimedia (INRIA, ENS Cachan, the Deposit and Consignment Office); and the procedures for supporting research and development in the sector of knowledge technologies (RNTL, RNMA).
- Jean-Marie Duhard is currently Creative Director for the web site Canal+.fr at CanalNumedia. He has been, among others, Head and Director of Video Production at the CAC de Montbeliard, as well as Co-Founder and Co-Manager of the Manifestation Internationale de Video de Montbeliard.
- Marc Alvarado, after In Visio and Dramaera, firsts in multimedia CD-Rom and intelligent game, created, at the end of 1999, Gizmoland.com, informations and digital works spreading on line.
- Atau Tanaka was commissioned to compose the first piece for BioMuse, a bioelectrical musical instrument. In 1993, he moved to Paris to conduct research at IRCAM. In 1995 he became Artistic Ambassador for Apple France for interactive music technologies. In 1997 Atau moved to Tokyo for a residency at NTT-ICC.