|Themes and Questions|
At the ISAD Conference in South Africa in May 1996, Thabo Mbeki, Executive President of the host country, noted in response to the promise of a »Global Information Society« that half of all humanity had never made a telephone call. Without question, there is a large discrepancy between the announcement of a »digital age« and the reality of the lesser developed regions of the world.
However, in spite of all limitations and disproportions, Internet is becoming increasingly wide-spread, even there. This forum is therefore meant to focus on the chances which Internet use can provide the cultural exchange with and between Africa, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. In any case, there exists for the first time a medium by which one's own culture, independent of established mediation structures, can be brought closer to an audience of millions around the world.
Questions at the forum's start, in October 1998:
The most important topics, discussed in the first phase of the forum (12 October - 22 December, 1998) are summarized in the Intermediate Evaluation.
All incoming contributions from this period, the 10 introductory statements, 9 weekly reviews and additional texts can be found in the Documentation.
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