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Broadband for culture, a culture for broadband?

Katrien Berte UGent, Laurence Hauttekeete UGent, Peter Mechant UGent and Nulens Gert (2010) Observatorio (OBS*). 4(2). p.119-135
abstract
The augmentation of cultural participation in Flanders is one of the major cornerstones of the current cultural policy. Digital technologies offer a wide range of opportunities to achieve this goal, as the internet is often seen as a way to augment the number of visitors for arts centres. However, the availability of digital information technologies and the willingness to adopt these new ways of processing cultural material, is a prerequisite for this (r)evolution. This article is based on data collected in three surveys, one for each of the cultural actors; cultural organisations such as museums, arts centres etc, individual artists and art lovers in Flanders. Despite that most artists and cultural organizations are sufficiently equipped with up-to-date technological infrastructure, most websites lack true interactivity with a strong one-to-one relationship between audience, artists and cultural institutions. We therefore conclude that, although there are plenty of broadband connections and other digital tools available to the Flemish art scene, artists and cultural organisations lack a mind-set (or culture) to truly embrace and benefit from the potential of the current digital technologies.
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published
subject
keyword
Cultural participation, Broadband technologies, e-culture
journal title
Observatorio (OBS*)
volume
4
issue
2
pages
16 pages
ISSN
1646-5954
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A2
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I don't know the status of the copyright for this publication
VABB id
c:vabb:300404
VABB type
VABB-1
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1021302
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1021302
date created
2010-08-11 16:04:59
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2016-12-19 15:42:12
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  abstract     = {The augmentation of cultural participation in Flanders is one of the major cornerstones of the current cultural policy. Digital technologies offer a wide range of opportunities to achieve this goal, as the internet is often seen as a way to augment the number of visitors for arts centres. However, the availability of digital information technologies and the willingness to adopt these new ways of processing cultural material, is a prerequisite for this (r)evolution. This article is based on data collected in three surveys, one for each of the cultural actors; cultural organisations such as museums, arts centres etc, individual artists and art lovers in Flanders. Despite that most artists and cultural organizations are sufficiently equipped with up-to-date technological infrastructure, most websites lack true interactivity with a strong one-to-one relationship between audience, artists and cultural institutions. We therefore conclude that, although there are plenty of broadband connections and other digital tools available to the Flemish art scene, artists and cultural organisations lack a mind-set (or culture) to truly embrace and benefit from the potential of the current digital technologies.},
  author       = {Berte, Katrien and Hauttekeete, Laurence and Mechant, Peter and Gert, Nulens},
  issn         = {1646-5954},
  journal      = {Observatorio (OBS*)},
  keyword      = {Cultural participation,Broadband technologies,e-culture},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {119--135},
  title        = {Broadband for culture, a culture for broadband?},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Berte, Katrien, Laurence Hauttekeete, Peter Mechant, and Nulens Gert. 2010. “Broadband for Culture, a Culture for Broadband?” Observatorio (OBS*) 4 (2): 119–135.
APA
Berte, K., Hauttekeete, L., Mechant, P., & Gert, N. (2010). Broadband for culture, a culture for broadband? Observatorio (OBS*), 4(2), 119–135.
Vancouver
1.
Berte K, Hauttekeete L, Mechant P, Gert N. Broadband for culture, a culture for broadband? Observatorio (OBS*). 2010;4(2):119–35.
MLA
Berte, Katrien, Laurence Hauttekeete, Peter Mechant, et al. “Broadband for Culture, a Culture for Broadband?” Observatorio (OBS*) 4.2 (2010): 119–135. Print.