AUGUST 12, 2015

Digital Cultures: Week in Review

By French Culture

The digital revolution leapt from its screens and into the physical world this week, as a host of wearable, readable and playable gadgets made the digital world tangible. From musical sculptures to a giant, malicious Pac-Man, here’s what you need to know.

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AUGUST 4, 2015

Digital Cultures: Week in Review

By French Culture

August 4, 2015-In the digital economy, to be “disruptive” is a good thing: It suggests innovation, bold thinking, a new way to do something. And this week showcased some disruptive forces at work in France’s culture industries. From 3D-printed dresses to a site that connects individual buyers with local farmers, here’s what you need to know.

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JULY 23, 2015

Digital Cultures: Week in Review

By French Culture

July 22, 2015—People often think of the digital and cultural industries as separate spheres, but this week highlighted the immense potential for collaboration between the two. From a project to digitize renaissance books to an app that keeps you up to date on the latest “Game of Thrones” chatter, here’s what you need to kno

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JULY 15, 2015

Think Inside the Box

By French Culture

Bibliothèques Sans Frontières' (BSF) "Ideas Box" is an innovative new way to to provide marginalized communities with cultural and intellectual materials. And this summer, an Ideas Box is coming to the South Bronx, thanks to BSF and the Cultural Services.

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JULY 7, 2015

French-American Digital Lab: Call for Applications 2015

By French Culture

Applications are now open for the first session of the French-American Digital Lab, a creative workshop for startups and content creators from the cultural sector. Session 1: New York will be hosted by the Made in New York Media Center by IFP and will take place from in November 16 to November 25, 2015.

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JULY 7, 2015

Digital Cultures: Week in Review

By French Culture

July 7, 2015—A lot of events and initiatives are in the spotlight in the digital field this week. From the exciting new program for startups, French-American Digital Lab, to the very famous French Festival in Avignon, here’s what you need to know.

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JULY 7, 2014

Summer Opens with International Innovators in NYC

By French Culture

In June, La French Touch Conference united leaders in the digital, tech, lifestyle and design fields in France and New York. Fleur Pellerin, French Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Tourism, and French Nationals Living Abroad, and Axelle Lemaire, French Secretary of State for Digital Affairs, both spoke at the conference.

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JUNE 18, 2014

French Tech Comes to New York

By French Culture

Next week, French Tech comes to New York for the La French Touch Conference. The conference features French and American speakers talking about the most engaging topics in innovation and culture, from connected devices to cronuts.

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APRIL 9, 2014

A Night Walk in Marseille

By French Culture

Now you can take a night stroll through Marseille without leaving home. Google has teamed up with Radio Grenouille and Amsterdam-based 72 and Sunny to create a virtual tour of Cours Julien, a neighborhood in Marseille known for its street art and nightlife.

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MARCH 24, 2014

Le Moteur de Recherche: A Cultural Translator

By French Culture

Ever wonder what French chanteuse could most accurately be called the 'French Madonna'? Or what French pastry fills the same niche as cupcakes in the US? With Le Moteur de Recherche, or MDR, you can now answer these questions and many, many more.

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MARCH 14, 2014

Au Revoir Austin: A Successful First SXSW for France

By Kate Kudish

People from 74 countries traveled to Austin this year, a 35% jump from 2013, including Germany, England, Sweden, Brazil, and of course, France. The French Tech presence at SXSW was a big victory in changing the way the international community views France in the entrepreneurial and innovative industries.

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MARCH 10, 2014

The Start of Something Great: Canal Start and Cinemacity at SXSW

By Kate Kudish

Canal+ Group, a French film and television media company, is putting a lot of clout and investment in the startup scene. The French media giant launched Canal Start in November, a startup incubator-style initiative aimed at helping innovative entrepreneurs gain market traction and scale. Although Canal+ excels in “on air” talent, it hopes to strengthen its tech talent and thus help advance the media industry.

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MARCH 7, 2014

Start (Up) in Austin, Land in Paris… Air France Giveaway

By Kate Kudish

This year, the French Embassy is helping bring France to Austin for SXSW, and we’re excited to announce that Air France will be bringing a couple lucky Americans back the other way.

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MARCH 7, 2014

The French Embassy Heads to SXSW

By French Culture

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is excited to be on-the-ground for the first time at SXSW!

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MARCH 3, 2014

French Start-ups at SXSW 2014

By French Culture

This year the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Ubifrance launched a new initiative for SXSW Interactive. Dubbed French Tech @SXSW, the venture hopes to bring together some of the most exciting new French startups to represent the country's tech community.

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MARCH 3, 2014

A Taste of French Tech at SXSW

By French Culture

This March, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is launching a new initiative at the 2014 South by Southwest Festival in Austin, TX. The Embassy will collaborate with UBIFRANCE, Bonjour SXSW, Cap Digital, BUREAU EXPORT and Invest in France Agency in order to bring together entrepreneurs and tech visionaries and ensure the presence of the most innovative French digital professionals, startups, and digital content producers at this world-renowned celebration of digital culture.

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FEBRUARY 7, 2014

La French Tech Launches New Site

By French Culture

Begun in late 2013, La French Tech is a multifaceted initiative by the French Finance Ministry that aims to help develop and finance tech startups throughout France. In December, the Ministry announced that it would invest €215 million in startup accelerators to help give more opportunities for young entrepreneurs and companies.

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JANUARY 29, 2014

TechCrunch Looks at Tech à la française!

By French Culture

"Welcome to the French Tech Ecosystem", the first in a series by TechCrunch writer Romain Dillet explores the tech industry in the country.

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DECEMBER 16, 2013

French Apps for the Holidays!

By Pervenche Beurier

In the past few years, France has become a hub for mobile app creators, releasing a host of noteworthy games, reference and productivity apps. We've chosen a few recent highlights to help you stay connected with France this holiday season.

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OCTOBER 17, 2013

Interview with Etienne Mineur

By Culture & Education (San Francisco)

Etienne Mineur will participate in the Futures of the Book event in San Francisco (October 22 - October 26, 2013). Mineur answers a few questions on how the digital era has impacted our lifestyle and relationship to knowledge.

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