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Syndicate: FW: The international conference on the cultural challenges of new media

Title: FW: The international conference on the cultural challenges of new media

From: monomedia berlin <monomedia@hdk-berlin.de>
To: "h0444ne7@student.hu-berlin.de" <h0444ne7@student.hu-berlin.de>
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Date: Fri, Feb 11, 2000, 15:10

m o n o m e d i a  b e r l i n ? n e w s l e t t e r   v e r s i o n 1.0 

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monomedia berlin:value 
The international conference on the cultural challenges of new media 
12. ? 14. Mai 2000 


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This is the monomedia berlin - newsletter, your regular update on the conference. 

Barely four more months and the first large-scale international conference on new media and the cultural challenges they posed will take place at the Berlin University of 
the Arts (HdK) under the heading monomedia berlin: value. 
Now is the time, therefore, for us to regularly keep you abreast of developments in connection with monomedia berlin: value. 

We have been able to secure confirmations from several of the renowned speakers for the conference: Michael Goldhaber (USA), Robin Hanson (USA), Dick Rijken 
(NL), Superflex (DK), Manuel DeLanda (MEX), Matthew Chalmers (GB), Bert 
Mulder (NL), Bill Gaver/Anthony Dunne (GB). Responses from further speakers are still pending. 

The reactions of the speakers to our inquiries have been hightly positive. In their opinion the topic is extremely interesting and eminently current. The built-in variety of the 
sessions and their orientation toward media innovation, economics, design and society is regarded as particularly fruitful. 
monomedia berlin sessions: 

e x c h a n g e  o f   v a l u e s ? New Economy 
Diverging economic theories surrounding the new media, especially internet, are currently at the heart of controversial debate. Internet companies are booming on the stock 

market, yet the value of information and content can only partially be quantified. Knowledge of varying approaches and models of new economics will lead to a deeper 
understanding of the new media and one?s own stance toward them. 

a e s t h e t i c a l  v a l u e  ?  Value-added through Design 
How new media is designed has a direct influence on the user. The way he or she feels when dealing with new media affects the extent to which these media are accepted. 

Innovative, intelligent and at the same time aesthetically sophisticated media applications which reflect added value for the producer as well as for the user will be 

s h a r e d  v a l u e  ?  New relationships through New Media 
New Media call for new systems of measurement and new categories of evaluation. Innovative systems of evaluation and determination of value are to some extent of great 
value to the user. They can enhance one?s quality of life or simply possess commercial benefit. Such systems are each characterized by an individual and differentiated 
understanding of value which in turn encourages discourse. 

c e n t r a l  v a l u e s  ?  New Media and Society 
Are technological developments in the field of distribution via media giving rise to far-reaching changes in global social structures? Scholars with a ?global perspective? will 
elaborate their views; practitioners in the field of business and designers will present their visions of media as an integral part of everyday life. 

For more information on monomedia berlin: value visit our website at 
To request a registration form please contact DER-CONGRESS (Fax: +49 (0)30 ? 85790326/27). 

monomedia berlin is a joint project of the Berlin University of the Arts (Hochschule der Künste Berlin) and the following partners: Deutschen Bank 24, Pixelpark Inc., 
MediaGroup Munich, UUNET, Apple Computer Inc., PIK, n-tv, Der Tagesspiegel, Horizont, Berlin Excelsior Hotel. It is taking place under the auspices of an initiative of the 
city of Berlin called Project Future ? the Berlin Approach to the Information Society. 


the monomedia team 


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