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Syndicate: MEMORIA FUTURA, 10/11-12 Dec 1999, GMD, Bonn/Germany

Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 12:06:35 +0200
From: monika fleischmann <>

Dear friends and colleagues,

the German National Research Center for Information Technology - GMD - is
organizing together with the Italian Embassy and the SFG
Wissenschaftsfestival Bonn on December 10/11/12, 1999 the SYMPOSIUM :
MEMORIA FUTURA - Cultural Heritage and Information Technology: a new

Information technology has proven itself to be of value but what concept of
culture will develop out of the interweaving of history and New Media? What
can art and culture contribute to it and what relevance does it have for
society? The aim of the event is to discover answers to these questions.

FRIDAY the symposium starts at 4:30 pm and ends at 6:30 pm with an
reception at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Universitaetsstrasse 81,
50931 Koeln, Germany. The italian ambassador, Enzo Perlot and the president
of GMD, Dennis Tsichritzis open the event. The introduction in the topic
will be given by Vito di Bari, UNESCO, Paris and Regina Wyrwoll, Goethe
Institut, Muenchen.

SATURDAY the 11th of December 1999 at GMD, Schloss Birlinghoven from 2 pm
to 8 pm:
artists, researchers and curators will discuss the relationship between
Art, Culture and Technology in Germany and in Italy and new tools for
museum and audience. How do networks, connectivity and new instruments
influence artistic works and processes - in urban space and on the Mixed
Reality stage? How is IT research influenced by working in
interdisciplinary groups with computer scientists, artists and cultural

Amongst others MEMORIA FUTURA is presenting results of 3 european i3
projects - eRENA, HIPS, COMRIS - and the BMBF funded CAT - communication,
art & technology network.

SUNDAY the 12th at GMD, Schloss Birlinghoven from 2 pm to 8 pm:
Internationally renowned experts from art, culture, medicine and
information technology will talk about MEMORIA FUTURA in the next century
with respect to the past and the present. Speakers are amongst others Nadia
Magnenat-Thalmann, Christina von Braun, Derrick de Kerckhove, Joseph

MEMORIA FUTURA - On-line Internet event

A group of invited experts will join the symposium via Internet as part of
an experiment in researching models for integration of different media for
cultural events for the broad public. Audio & video of the panel taking
part at the physical location of the symposium are streamed to Internet
participants using G2 real server & players.

This event is one of the first activities of the recently started CAT -
Communication, Art and Technology Network project
<> that is supported by the German Ministry of
Research and Education. Its aim is to further the development of "media
culture" by providing an "infrastructure" for linking independent media
artists with research labs and educational institutions, as well as with

MEMORIA FUTURA - European satellite transmission

With the support of EUTELSAT ( and GMD NetSat group
( the event is broadcasted live across Europe. Video and
bilingual audio signals are transmitted from GMD - the German National
Research Center for Information Technology to EUTELSAT Paris to be
distributed via satellite. Memoria Futura is one of the first european
events linking cultural practice and cultural policy with information
technology. National borders are transcended for cultural exchange and
participation by the support of satellites.

More info on the symposium program:

We like to invite you to this Symposium and hope to see you there.
Monika Fleischmann

Christine Harms
GMD - Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik
Schloss Birlinghoven
53754 Sankt Augustin
Tel: 02241 - 14 2473

DM 20 / DM 10 (Students)

LOCATION: GMD - Schloss Birlinghoven

Head of MARS - Media Arts & Research Studies, Institute for Media Communication
GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology
Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53754 Sankt Augustin,
email:, tel: x49-2241-142809, assist:-142211, fax:-142449

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