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Esther Dyson (US)
Roger Frank Malina (FR)
José-Carlos Mariátegui (PE)
Ismail Serageldin (EG)
Peter Weibel (AT)



The first panel, PROGRESS, is about the promise of science and technology. It is intended to express the dreams, hopes, and desires made possible by advances in computer and cognitive science, digital media, and bio and nano technologies.

10:30 - 10:40 Introduction

10:40 – 11:00 José-Carlos Mariátegui (PE) PROGRESS Revisited
President of Alta Tecnología Andina, non-profit organization dedicated to the research of artistic and scientific theories. Founder of the International Festival of Video and Electronic Art in Lima. Member of several committees on VR, interaction, visual computing and artifical life.

11:00 – 11:20 Roger F. Malina (F)
Space scientist and astronomer. Previous Director of the NASA EUVE Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley and of the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille CNRS. Chairman of the Board of Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology.

11:20 – 11:40 Peter Weibel (A)
Chairman and CEO of the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany. Cinema experiments since the late ‘60s, works for television and video installations, computer-based interactive installations in the ‘80s, net-based projects since the mid-´90s. Author and lecturer on visual media.

11:40 – 12:10 Break

12:10 – 12:30 Esther Dyson (USA)
Chairman of EDventure Holdings, which publishes the technology-industry newsletter Release 1.0. Writes a column for the New York Times and has just startet the blog Release 4.0.

12:30 – 12:50 Ismail Serageldin (ET) – Video conference
Egyptian architect and planner. Director of the Library of Alexandria. Vice president of the World Bank in Washington, DC, responsible for the Department for Environmentally Sustainable Development and for programs dealing with poverty and socio-economic development.

12:50 – 13:30 Discussion

Moderator: José-Carlos Mariátegui (PE)



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