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Internet Of Cultures

  1. 1. The Internet of Cultures Artur Serra artur.serra@i2cat.net Fundacio i2CAT Digital Heritage Exchange, Korea, September 7th,2004
  2. 2. Index, 1. The hypothesis of Internet of Cultures 2. The i2CAT Foundation: Designing an Internet2 for everyone 3. Next steps: Towards a Global Multicultural Party?
  3. 3. 1. The hypothesis of an Internet of Cultures
  4. 4. 1. An Internet for every sapiens  The current Internet is for literated, English readers, middle class people. Around 600 milions worldwide.  Is it possible to build an Internet for 6.000 milions and beyond? How? – There are 5.000 human languages worldwide – What is the minimum requirement to participate in the Information Society? – Every sapiens can speak (almost everyone). – The new Internet will be the Internet of languages, the Internet of voice and video.
  5. 5. Three cultures, three phases of the Internet technology  1st. 1970s-90s The Internet of computer technologists and innovative people, ( email,ftp,telnet,...) (6 M people)  2nd.90s-2010s The Internet of scientists, the mathematical and literated people,( WWW, Grid,...). We are still here. (600 M people)  3rd.2010s-2030s The Internet of arts and cultures, The Internet of vocal and visual people, (VoIP, HD,videoconf,...) (6.000 M people)
  6. 6. 80% of current Internet trafic is already interchange of music and videos
  7. 7. 2. i2CAT Foundation: Designing an Internet for everyone
  8. 8. The i2CAT approach:  1. The new Internet2 can be the Internet for everyone, through the convergence of audio and video technologies into IP networks  2. The ISOC motto: “Internet is for everyone” can become real.  3. The i2CAT is a research foundation for building a model of Internet for every person and every culture, a humane Internet.
  9. 9. European Digital Areas Northern Atlantic Dimension Area Central Area i2CAT Mediterraean Region
  10. 10. Goal of i2CAT: Taking the leadership in the Mediterranean Internet  The Mediterranean : The multicultural frontier of Europe. The Mediterranean Internet a multicultural and diverse Internet  The Catalan Internet, a multilingual and multicultural Internet, – Catalan, Spanish and Latin languages – English and Northern Europe culture – European gateway to Asia (Japan, Korea,...) – Traditional linkages with Arab world and Africa
  11. 11. E-Europe Strategy: “To become in 2010 in the most advanced knowledge economy in the world” Catalunya 2010, a Multicultural Digital Laboratory?
  12. 12. A Catalan public/private foundation for promoting advanced Internet research and development in order to achieved the leadership in the Southern European and the Mediterranean Information Society.
  13. 13. I2CAT Platforms HD/Visual-CAT GRID-CAT 3/4GLambdaCAT
  14. 14. Òpera Oberta Project (2001) CINESA Diagonal LICEU HDSDI (1,5 Gbps) HDSDI MPEG2 SDI IP Multicast Media (10 Mbps) UNIVERSITATS (UPC, UdG, UdL) Gatew a y i2CAT
  15. 15. Òpera Learning Project (2001) •Create an IP channel TV ofering live Opera from Opera House Participants: Liceu, Techno Trends, UOC, UPC i CIRENE. Now in 2004, more than 35 Spanish and Latin American universities follow the course.
  16. 16. eGòtic Project (2001)  Emulation of UMTS using WL – Touristic Application. – Streaming audio and video on real time.
  17. 17. Gaudi Project 2002, High Definition Internet, • 270 mbps first transcontinental HD Internet transmission between Amsterdam and Seattle of a production of Gaudi’s architecture done by Research Channel and UPC
  18. 18. 270 mbps HDSDI between BCN and Brussels (Ipv6 Global Launching, Jan 2004)
  19. 19. Open Forum (May-Sept 2004)
  20. 20. A major architectural symbol: The inauguration day, The Forum‘s Building April 3
  21. 21. 3 Forum at the City 2 Forum Dialogues 1 Foru m 1
  22. 22. What kinf of content?  1. Forum: – Artistic performances of all kind – 4 Big Expositions: Voices,Cities-Corners,Xi’an Warriors,Living in the Planet  2. Forum Dialogues: – 49 dialogues, 1.500 speakers, 11 topics (Cultural diversity and media,The Word,Science and Sustainable Development,Liberty, Security and Peace,Globalization and Development, Spirituality,Other Voices,Education and Culture in Development, The City, New Actors  3. Forum at the City: – Artistic festivals, concerts and performances.
  23. 23. What we accomplished? The MEPG 2 Transport stream multilingual service  Sending – i2CAT has sent direct live streaming of Forum’ dialogues in MPEG2 to its partners of Internet2. – The Forum has streamed more than 2.400 houres in SDI format. I2CAT is now in negotiations for putting all this media content on Geant free of use.  Receiving – ANF from Korea has offered to send HD content on Boudha on the Net
  24. 24. What we accomplished? (2)  The Transformatorium: a VR theater for cultural interchanges in the Forum. – The Interactive Institute of Umea (Sweden) brought to Barcelona this installation allowing a networking experience in Virtual Reality between different parts of the world. – The VR model was based in an old Swedish water mill, designed with the help of a secondary school in Umea.
  25. 25. What's next?
  26. 26. How about a Global Multicultural Party?
  27. 27. Computer Parties seems to be a new form of culture in the digital era
  28. 28. What for? •A) Testing in a big scale the new Internet networks and applications B) Making popular the use of new networks
  29. 29. What kind of services?  Video services – High quality video : DVTS, MPEG2,HDSDI, – H.323 Videoconferencing  Multilingual services: – MPEG 2 transport stream (Forum Dialogues will produce 3 audio channels in three languages: Catalan,Spanish, English) – MAVS, Multilingual Search Engine (Prous)  Exploring Grid Services – Acces Grid, for video distribution – Storage Grid and Distributed Systems
  30. 30. A real multilingual party  For Catalan speaking world http://www.malhatlantica.pt/comenius/SpainHistory/history.htm  For Spanish speaking world http://www.fccj.edu/library/1-span2.htm  For English speaking world  ...Aditional languages (French, Korean,Arab,...) as the partners increase.
  31. 31. The universities of the Internet2- Research Channel Global...can take the lead... Surfn Seatt Montre B et le al C ANF N Korea Monter rey Sao Paulo AARN Reun a ET (Megaconference Map)
  32. 32. GMP as forum of cultures  Advances networking and applications allows integration of speech,imaging, sounds, data...allows an Internet of languages and cultures.  The Knowledge Society is a kind of Universal Forum of Cultures  Let’s celebrate the GMP as a first fiesta of the knowledge society. Evaluate the gaming side.
  33. 33. UN. World Summit on Information Society, Nov 2005 The possibility of celebrating the Global Information Society

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