SPECIALS
DESIGN UPGRADE
DIGITAL BUSINESS AND FINANCE
DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
URBAN DRIFT
DIGITAL DELIRIUM
Final Panel

CONFERENCE
Reality Shift

BERLINBETA version 2001 will this year be dealing with the perceptual shifts taking place within a global culture of digital connectivity. Whilst over the last few years an entirely new form of doing business seems to have developed, the protagonists of the new economy have recently had to come down to earth again, after a long period of hype and hysteria. Have they really been through the necessary reality check?
One thing is certain: a fundamental change has taken place in the use and the perception of communication and entertainment: peer to peer, MP3, mobile communication systems, online shopping, digital broadband, live-streaming etc. are here to stay. How do these technologies and applications shift the realities of design, visual culture, business strategies, and our perception of urban space? The conference at BERLINBETA version 2001 will provide an overview, and engender discussions about the present state of affairs, as well as creating a sense of what awaits us the future is in beta!