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Culture and commerce meet during lively CCOP briefing session in Toronto

News | 10/29/2004 4:00 am EDT

Culture met commerce at a recent briefing event held in Toronto for senior Canadian Heritage officials and organized by the Canadian Film Centre, with the end result that some producers in the audience left expressing concern that too much focus was being placed on artist rather than audience. At the McLuhan International Festival of the Future, a gathering of about 40 CFC Habit@t students, government regulators, new media producers and funding agency representatives heard three very different panel presentations exploring interactive new media, with a focus on the role of audiences in art, and moving beyond the web/television convergence model.

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