From October 17th to 26th, 2016, New York welcomed the second edition of the French-American Digital Lab, an exchange program for startups from the cultural and creative industries, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Business France. During this 10-day program, participants enjoyed a full experience filled with individual meetings, creative sessions, networking events, and site visits to New York’s cutting edge tech institutions.
For its first Parisian edition, the Digital Lab seeks to nurture innovative, New York-based creative minds that place culture at the heart of their work. Products or services may be in the domain of museums and cultural sites, visual arts, performing arts, audiovisual and cinema, music, fashion and design, video games, or publishing, among many other areas.
Six French startup teams have been selected to participate in the 2016 New York edition of the French-American Digital Lab.
The French-American Digital Lab—a creative and an economic development program for startups and content creators of the cultural sector—is now accepting applications from French start ups and entrepreneurs wishing to take part in its second edition this fall.
Paris and New York—two cities with deeply intertwined cultural roots—are renewing their historic bond this summer through a five-month transatlantic cultural exchange. Kicking off on June 7th, the Paris-New York Tandem will feature over fifty events in both cities that incorporate artists, artworks, and themes native to the other.
The first session of the French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures, established by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and co-produced with Business France, concluded on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, after a stimulating week of creative sessions and networking.
A group of 10 French start-ups were selected to participate in the inaugural New York session of the new French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures exchange program, established by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in August [link], co-produced with Business France (international French agency for business development), and supported by the Institut français.
Over 70 authors, developers, and editors from all backgrounds came forward to the first digital graphic novels hackathon organized by the Labo de l’édition (an incubator for innovative digital publishing companies) and Sequencity (a readers’ and purchase platform for digital comic books) in partnership with Livre Hebdo (a weekly news source on the publishing world).
Thanks to the International Digital Publishing Forum’s support for ePub, the accessibility of digital works has greatly improved in recent years. But with the advent of so much new technology, a need for more uniform standards in digital graphic novel media has arisen and is beginning to be addressed.