Image as Location: A Bay Area Festival

October 16, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Multiple Locations
Image as Location is a Bay Area festival that explores the relationship between people, pictures, and places brought to you by Books in Browsers, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Goethe Institute, Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, swissnex San Francisco, and the UC Berkeley Center for New Media.

Summer Opens with International Innovators in NYC

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.

French Tech Comes to New York

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.

First Hackathon for Digital Graphic Novels

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).

A Night Walk in Marseille

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.

Le Moteur de Recherche: A Cultural Translator

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.

What does the future of digital graphic novels look like?

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.

Au Revoir Austin: A Successful First SXSW for France

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.

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

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.

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

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.

The French Embassy Heads to SXSW

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