Plug-In I - Who is Unplugged?


Gerfried Stocker (AT)
Saskia Sassen (US)
Aminata Traoré (ML)
Jeremy Rifkin (US)

A key question in assessing globalization is the hierarchy of ways of looking at things. Whose standards establish the preconditions for getting connected?

10.30-11.00 Gerfried Stocker/A
11.00-11.30 Aminata Traoré/Mali
11.30-12.00 Saskia Sassen/USA
12.00-12.15 Break
12.15-13.00 Jeremy Rifkin/USA
13.00-13.00 Discussion

Moderation: Gerfried Stocker

Gerfried Stocker/A. Media Artist and engineer; since 1995 artistic director of the Ars Electronica Center; together with Christine Schöpf artistic co-director of Ars Electronica since 1996.

Aminata Traoré/Mali. Social psychologist, author; former minister for culture and tourism of Mali; community leader and manager of cultural events and enterprises.

Saskia Sassen/USA. Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago; author of 'Guests and Aliens', 'Global Networks/ Linked Cities' and 'The Global City'; currently completing her forthcoming book 'Denationalization: Economy and Polity in a Global Digital Age'.

Jeremy Rifkin/USA. Author and futurist; works on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society and the environment.