Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Culture of the Information Age (1)

The luggage is standing ready in the hall. I still have to get mentally ready for the trip to Hungary. I have been invited to the conference Culture of the Information Age at the Kodolányi János University College at Siófok. From Google Earth I learned that this college is at the Balaton Lake, outside Budapest.

It will be my second time in Hungary. In 2000 I was in Budapest for a weekend workshop. It was a nice stay and I had some time to look around the city. I went to the top of Pest with the beautiful church and I saw the parliament buildings along the Danube. Later in the week I will go to Budapest and stay there till Sunday morning, when I will return home.

The conference is going to be interesting. It is about the culture of the information age. So there are presentations about contemporary art, mass media, preservation of video art and narrowing the gap between private and professional publishing. I have been asked to give a presentation about blogging as a journalistic tool. The lecture will give me plenty of opportunity to go from culture in the information age to journalism and from there to blogging.

I will meet there Györgyi Rétfalvi, who lectures at the university. I will also meet my old friend Milverton Wallace, whom I known a long time for the Netmedia Awards and later on the annual conferences on the Media and the Internet, Europe's premier Internet conference for journalists and media managers (see http://www.net-media.co.uk/).

The program looks like this:
Wednesday 10 October
8.30 Breakfast (Sárkánykert Restaurant)
9.30 – 10.00 Dr. h. c. Péter Szabó Ph.D Professor, Head of Department, Rector
Official Opening of Conference
Morning Session 10.00 – 11.50
Chairman of sessions: Milverton Wallace
10.00 – 10.30 Vladimir Matijko: Contemporary Art: What’s Next?
10.30 – 11.00 Matviychuk A.V.: Mass-media in the Context of the Problem of
Ecological Transformations of Thinking
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee Break
11.20 – 11.50 Dalia Matijkiené: Art Composition Basics in Media Design Studies
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch (Sárkánykert Restaurant)
Afternoon Session 13.30 – 16.00
13.30 – 14.00 Peter Mechant: Culture2.0 Making Human Cultures, Past and Present,
Accessible Online
14.00 – 14.30 Györgyi Rétfalvi: Gloomy Sunday: Life of a Cultural Product in the
Analog and in the Digital Age
14.30 – 14.50 Coffee Break
14.50 – 15.20 Anne Laforet: Models of Preservation for Net Art in Museums
15.30 – 16.00 Jurate Vazgauskaite: Presentation of her Digital Installation
18.00 – 21.00 Dinner and wine tasting outside Siófok (Departure by bus)
Szt. Kristóf Cellar H-8621 Zamárdi

Thursday 11 October
8.30 Breakfast (Sárkánykert Restaurant)
Morning Session 9.30 - 12.00
9.30 – 10.00 Péter J. Sós: Problems in Consequence of the Narrowing the Gap
Between the Private and Professional Publishing on the Net
10.00 – 10.30 Jak Boumans: Blogging as a Journalistic Tool
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30 Maryana Malchik: Problems of Electronic Commerce in Ukraine
11.30 – 12.00 Milverton Wallace: Summarizing the Results of Culture of the
Information Age Conference
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch (Sárkánykert Restaurant)
13.30 – 15.30 Editorial Board meeting of FreesideEurope (Participants in alphabetical
order: Jak Boumans, Krisztina Kodó, Andrey Matviychuk, Lila Marie
Moberg, Levente Olvasó, Györgyi Rétfalvi, Milverton Wallace and those
18.00 – 19.30 Dinner (Sárkánykert Restaurant)
20.00 – 21.30 Church Organ Concert (Performed by: Miklós Teleki organist)
Makovetz Church H-8600 Siófok Fő street 220.

Blog Posting Number: 889

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