The Center for Arts and Culture, America's first independent think tank for arts and culture, announces itís Calling the Question program: "E-Culture?,Ē on Tuesday, April 11th, 2000 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in the National Building Museum Auditorium, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC. A reception following the program will have available for sale copies of the Centerís new book, The Politics of Culture: Policy Perspectives for Individuals, Institutions and Communities. Please call (202) 783-5277 to reserve, seating is limited.
Should culture play by the same rules as commerce in the on-line world? The commercial promise of the new information technology is now commonplace. What are the implications for culture, in both for-profit and non-profit sectors? In an on-line environment dominated by market forces, are different rates, rules, and responsibilities necessary when culture is involved?
To discuss these questions, join:
Moderator, Michael Shapiro, General Counsel of the International Intellectual Property Institute;
Donald Druker, Program Officer, Technology Opportunities Program, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce;
David Eisner, Vice President, America Online Foundation;
William Gilcher, Director of Media Projects, U.S. and Canada, Goethe-Institut, Washington, D.C.;
David Green, Executive Director, National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage.
In the Washington Post on February 29th, Richard Morin and Claudia Deane noted that the Centerís new book The Politics of Culture ďwill get Washington to think as seriously about the nationís cultural life as it does about Bosnia or tax policy.Ē Available from the New Press The Politics of Culture features fresh research and thought-provoking commentary, providing a compelling outline for the future of American public policy as it intersects with arts and culture.
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