World-Information City opened in Bangalore Global Information Landscapes and Urban Transformations.

November 14th saw the official opening of World-Information City, a one-week series of events focusing on the concrete realities of 'World Information Cities'. The Indian IT metropolis Bangalore provides the physical and thematic setting of World-Information City, where artists, scholars and activists from Europe and South Asia will address themes of the politics of information and media, with a particular emphasis on issues of intellectual property and of urban transformations.

World-Information City is a cooperative project of the Institute of New Culture Technologies/t0 (Vienna), Sarai CSDS (Delhi), Waag Society (Amsterdam), ALF (Bangalore), Mahiti (Bangalore) and local partners. Responding to a vibrant media culture that has emerged in South Asia over the past years, World-Information City presents exhibitions, a conference and a workshop programme as well as a public campaign carried out in the streets of Bangalore.

Key presentations will be made by distinguished scholars including David Lyon, Historian, Queens University, and Indian writer Arundathi Roy. Historian Shahid Amin and Media Theoretician Felix Stalder are some of the other public intellectuals who will be participating in the conference. As one of the artistic highlights of the programme a new media art festival will feature international and Indian artists such as like Sheela Gowda, Christoph Schaffer, Makrolab, 0100101110101101.ORG, amongst others.

The workshops and exhibitions are held from 14th to 19th November 2005 and the conference, which will be streamed live on the internet, will be held on the 17th and 18th of November.


World-Information City Website
Full Programme (pdf)
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World-Information.Org was initiated by the Institute for New Culture Technologies/t0 and is a collaboration of a wide range of international experts, theoreticians and practitioners. Since the launch of the project under the patronage of UNESCO as a theme of the European Cultural Capital 2000 in Brussels, World-Information.Org staged its extensive exhibition and conference program in Vienna, Amsterdam, Belgrade, and Novi Sad and presented at various European cities like London, Berlin, Munich and Helsinki.

World-Information.Org's services are designed to foster and protect the public sphere and discourse and focus on the issues of future heritage, digital ecology, and digital human rights.


"World-Information City" is offered as part of the EU-India-ECCP-Programme "Towards a Culture of Open Networks a collaborative initiative on bridging information society in Europe and India through culture and communication".

Partner organizations include:

Sarai CSDS, Delhi

Waag Society, Amsterdam

The Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore

Mahiti, Bangalore

"World-Information City" is realized with the financial support of the European Union (EU-India-ECCP-Programme), the City of Vienna - Department for Cultural Affairs, the Austrian Commission for UNESCO, the Open Society Institute (OSI), and Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe Institute) Bangalore.

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