WORLD-INFORMATION CITY PARIS 2009

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WORLD-INFORMATION CITY CONFERENCE

In/Visibility, Access and Urban Zoning

May 30 / 31

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World-Information City Paris 2009 is an international two-day conference focusing on four major themes within the wide field of new urban geographies: mobility, global flows and local dynamics, the remaking of urban spaces through new strategies of conflict and security, and new approaches to map distributed action in space.

High-level presentations, discussions and workshops offer insights on future urban transformations in a digitally networked world. With: Bruno Latour, Saskia Sassen, Stephen Graham, Carlo Ratti, John Urry, Eyal Weizman, Brian Holmes, Christophe Aguiton, Solomon Benjamin, a.o.

An open audience debate and a range of additional workshops provide the opportunity to discuss some of these issues more in depth. High-level presentations and discussions will offer thoughts on urban transformations in a digitally networked world as a valuable resource to be consulted for a long time in the future.

Livestream: http://world-information.org

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WORLD-INFORMATION CITY PARIS 2009

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For the first time in world history a majority lives in cities but the cities’ form itself is challenged. Virtual and physical space increasingly fragments into fully globalized zones along intensely localized spaces in a single geographic domain.

“New forms of mobilities of all kinds pose a major challenge to social and urban theories, which often remain implicitly static”, states Felix Stalder from the World-Information Institute. “We want to create a space where new theories can be discussed.”

“Cities are a ground zero for social change,” concludes director Konrad Becker. “Information systems in their social expressions find their manifestations in the physical space of the city, and new culture technologies change its future.”

Maison des metallos, 94 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud – 75011 Paris

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Saturday 30-05-2009

14:00 – 16:30

UNDERSTANDING MOBILITY

17:00 – 19:30

GLOBAL FLOWS, LOCAL PLACES

Sunday 31-05-2009

14:00 – 16:30

SPACE, CONFLICT AND SECURITY

17:00 – 19:30

MAPPING COMPLEXITY

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World-Information City is a project of World-Information Institute for Futur en Seine in cooperation with Cap Digital, medialab Sciences Po, Orange Labs, supported by Maison des Metallos, Awdio, Bandits-Mages,
Ellipse, Labomedia, the City of Paris and the Ile-de-France Region.

Conference Editors:
Konrad Becker und Felix Stalder, World-Information Institute

Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31, 2009

14:00-19:30

Workshops: 10.00-13.00

Maison des metallos, 94 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud – 75011 Paris

Admission is free!

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Find detailed information about the event and a live stream at
http://world-information.org

World-Information Institute
Tel./Mobile: +43 (1) 522 18 34
Lehargasse 11/1/8, A-1060 Vienna
E-Mail: office[@]t0.or.at

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The World-Information Institute works in a global network of partners and experts in the field of information and communication technologies. Upcoming new publications by the World-Information Institute: “Deep Search. The Politics of Search beyond Google” (Transactions 2009) und “Phantom Kulturstadt – Texts about Future Cultural Politics II” (Loecker Verlag 2009), “Strategic Reality Dictionary – Deep inforpolitics and Cultural Intelligence” (Autonomedia 2009).

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