2009 Summit

2010-01-21 15:31 - 16:00

The presentation is an attempt to highlight issues associated around the public nature of internet and its relationship with space in Indian cities. The form and imagination of city and its spaces are very much influenced by the nature of the internet technology itself. The issue of "place" and its representation on the internet is very much a result of the dominant culture of the city and will need to be accounted for in future discourses on city development and communities.

Cultural Technology and Business Models

Pratyush Shankar is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Architecture, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, INDIA, with interest in History of Asian Cities, Himalayan Architecture and the Internet. He has been experimenting with use of internet based CMS (www.sa-nity.net, www.isvshome.org) to support research and teaching-learning processes in Architecture. He is presently starting a research exploring recent history of Internet, Culture and public space in Indian Cities for the Center for Society and Internet, Bangalore (CIS).



Jeffrey Withaya Campbell is currently engaged by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) as the Technical and Social Media Coordinator for culture360.org.

culture360.org is a platform to inform, collaborate and exchange ideas amongst the arts and cultural communities across Asia and Europe.



Faridah Noor Mohd Noor, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, the University of Malaya. She holds a Doctorate (Academic Discourse) from the University of Malaya, M.A. (English) from Iowa State University, USA, and B.A. (TESOL) from the University of Northern Iowa, USA. She was awarded the the Freidrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Research Fellowship for her sabbatical leave at the Free University of Berlin. Berlin, Germany, (December 2006 – May 2007).


Kuala Lumpur
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Virach Sornlertlamvanich received the D.Eng. degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1998. He worked with NEC Corporation as a sub-project leader for Thai language processing in the Multi-lingual Machine Translation Project. He later founded the Linguistics and Knowledge Science Laboratory (LINKS) to conduct the research on Natural Language Processing (NLP) in the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC) of Thailand in 1992.



Judith Staines is a freelance editor, researcher and project manager based in the UK. She has been General Editor of the performing arts international mobility web portal www.on-the-move.org since 2004. In 2009 she became the European Editor for the Asia-Europe cultural portal www.culture360.org. She specialises in European cultural cooperation and international mobility issues and has worked on projects for many European cultural networks, contributed to EU studies on culture, mobility and networks and written several books for artists and arts managers


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Shahidul Alam was born in 1955 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After his initial education in Bangladesh he did a PhD in Organic Chemistry while working as a research tutor in London University. His interest in arts and politics led to him taking up photography professionally in London which he took on as a full time career upon his return to Bangladesh in 1984. As a political activist he documented the fall of General Ershad in Bangladesh, producing a seminal body of work titled "The Struggle for Democracy" which was awarded the prestigious Mother Jones Award in 1992.


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Jackie is the Manager of NZLive.com, New Zealand’s cultural and events website, at the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Her background is in publishing and she’s been working in digital media since 1999.

She has worked for several arts organisations, including the NZ International Festival of the Arts and the NZ International Film Festival. She has also been an arts practitioner, served on arts boards and is an active volunteer in the cultural community.


New Zealand
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