AKT AS-1 Intercultural Institute… MANUFACTURING CURIOSITY – UNESCO 2016.

Laura Petrache-Le Guern / AKT AS-1 Intercultural Institute… Fabrique de la curiosité – UNESCO 2016.

Digital platforms, algorithms, streaming, big data, social networks… The digital turn is currently transforming our consumption of cultural goods and services. Models of production, distribution and recommendation are going through major changes.

The UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of cultural expressions (2005) involves today 141 States and the European Union. Several Parts to the Convention are pleading in favour of a better consideration of digital issues in the implementation of the Convention.

Manufacturing Curiosity is an international conference organised by the French National Commission to UNESCO, on December 17, 2015. In partnership with UNESCO and with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Vivendi, Google, Sacem, Yandex and Storycode, this meeting will focus on a crucial dimension of the digital revolution : the impact of algorithms and social networks on the diversity of cultural expressions.

Manufacturing Curiosity will engage a discussion on the impact of digital platforms on the shaping of individual tastes through four workshops and four keynote speeches.