Participation Artist's

April 19 (Sat) 13:00 - 15:00
April 19 (Sat) 16:00 - 18:00
April 20 (Sun) 11:00 - 13:00
April 20 (Sun) 14:00 - 16:00
April 20 (Sun) 16:30 - 18:30
April 22 (Tue) 13:00 - 15:00
April 22 (Tue) 15:30 - 17:30
April 22 (Tue) 18:00 - 20:00

April 19, 20 and 22, 1997 [Finished] Tokyo Opera City, B1 Recital Hall


Information Technology and Asian Culture

Date: April 22nd Tuesday 15:30 - 17:30
Venue: Tokyo Opera City, B1 Recital Hall

Panelists: Heri Dono, KIDO Toshirou, SHIMIZU Toshio
Moderator: TAKEMURA Mitsuhiro

The advance of information technology has integrated cultures all over the world so rapidly that currently networks cover the globe like a so-called cultural epidermis. Those cultures are being changed and down-loaded into bit-contents of digital information mutually linked. We have to face the problem of how Asia will be able to express its cultural inheritance using the latest technology in mutual transmission with North America and Europe.
While Asian countries are rapidly promoting information-oriented processes, they get to re-evaluate both their local identities under conditions of global interconnectedness and the cultural value placed upon the experience of Asia's specificity. What differences and similarities will be produced by Asian cultural currents in the digital-global society of the future? We will search for future Asian aesthetic culture pulsating inside these information-oriented processes, while shuttling back and forth between the globalization of Asia and the Asianization of the globe.