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Press Release 1

The second edition of the Brazilian Digital Culture Forum invites the audience to develop the programme and discuss public policies in the digital era.

Until the 22nd of October individuals, governmental or non-governmental institution and members of public and private companies can suggest experiences to be part of the programme.

From the 14th to the 17th of November the Brazilian Cinematheque will host the Second Edition of the Brazilian Digital Culture Forum. In this edition the event will promote the meeting of networks that, with their innovative approaches, get organized to raise questions and offer ideas to create new public policies in the digital era. The event is promoted by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and the House of Digital Culture.

Individuals, governmental or non-governmental institutions and members of public and private companies can be a part of the debate by giving workshops, presenting academic researches or reports of experiences in the field of digital culture. The enrollment must be made until the 22nd of October (until midnight Brazilian Time) through the project´s official blog via the specific posts available in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. The proposals should fit one of the three main axes:

-Economic Dimension: Free distribution and the creator´s remuneration

-Citizen Dimension: Technological appropriation (digital literacy)

-Symbolic Dimension: Transmedia

Some of the lecturers already confirmed for the event are Gilberto Gil, singer, songwriter and encourager of the event; John Perry Barlow, founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Jean-Pierre Gorin, professor from the University of California, San Diego and one of the founders of the film makers group Dziga Vertov and Bob Stein, director of the Institute for the Future of the Book.

The event´s programme also has artistic interventions, cultural performances, debates and concerts related to the themes and subjects that revolve around the digital culture. The second edition of the Brazilian Digital Culture Forum is organized by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture and of the House of Digital Culture, institutions that throughout the year maintain a public social network called Culturadigital.br, where anyone can create a profile and join or articulate groups, post content and also get to know people who also think and develop the digital culture.

First Edition of the Forum:

On the first edition of the event the debates revolved around five axes: memory, communication, art, infrastructure and economics. Some of the highlights from participants from abroad were Dr Jean Burgess, senior researcher from Queensland University and co-author of the book “Youtube: Online Video and Participatory Culture”; Daniel Granados, one of the producers at Producciones Doradas, from Barcelona; Pau Alsina, researcher on digital art at the Open University of Catalunya, Spain; Jamie King, director of the documentary “Steal This Film”; David Sasaki from Rising Voices and Amelia Anderstotter, from the Swedish Pirate Party.

II Brazilian Digital Culture Forum

Dates:

From 14 to 17 of November

Address:

Cinemateca Brasileira – Largo Senador Raul Cardoso, 207 – Vila Clementino

Press:

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