Shanghai is in the process of becoming the Asian New York, at the heart of the continent. It is this urbanization process, emerging in a city with no end and no limits, that is being discussed for 2010. Consequently, what is being prepared at Shanghai is not simply an immaterial bridge between a universal-type event and a planetary dimension. Similarly, the theme of the contemporary city is coming increasingly to the fore in exhibitions dedicated to the electronic arts, as at the forthcoming international ISEA gathering, to be held at San Jose in 2006. Some of these planned interactions between urban evolution and current techno-scientific developments constitute the linkage between today’s artistic mutations.
- Franck Ancel, Paris, France. Organized and coordinated symposiums, expositions, and performances in cooperation with associations and institutions