Eendrachtsstraat 10
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3012 XL

10.00 Doors open at V2_, welcome coffee
10.30 CREATIVITY 2.0 intro + selected Chinese videoblog screening
11.00 – go live, online with Hangzhou – Stephen Kovats and Tian Sun
11.05 – speaker 1: Zhang Qing, in Hangzhou
11.15 – speaker 2: Régine Debatty, in Rotterdam
11.25 – speaker 3: Gino Yu, in Hangzhou
11.35 – open discussion with local and online participants
12.00 – close connection
12.00 – 13.00 discussion/conclusion at V2_, with screenings
All times listed are local Rotterdam times

V2_ invites you to participate in CREATIVITY 2.0, an extra-territorial
Tangent_Event taking place in Rotterdam connecting to the 2nd Chinese
Bloggers Conference, to be held in Hangzhou China October 28/29.
Featuring special guest Régine Debatty in
Rotterdam and cultural bloggers Zhang Qing and Gino Yu in Hangzhou,
CREATIVITY 2.0 will bring together leading independent writers and
curators to discuss the rise of the blog as an open medium of expression
in establishing and supporting unrestricted forms of dialogue and
community, both in the sense of cultural enterprise and artistic practice.
Recently, and during the past year in particular, it has become
increasingly popular to use the new tools and expanded online facilities
that weblogs provide in order to create new social identities, define
cultural practices and create active communities beyond the physical
constraints of urban or national structures. This is especially the case
in countries such as the People’s Republic of China in which a new
‘middle landscape’ of an increasingly affluent and mobile citizenry has
zealously and enthusiastically attuned to the latest in global
technology and telecommunications. Forming a significant part of the
‘Web 2.0’ phenomenon Blogs pick up the faded myth of the Internet as a
user generated space of exchange with both cultural and commercial
Associated online tools and services such as, YouTube, Biku, Flickr and augment the omnipresence of Blogs into complex global
communities of users linked via an infinite number of personal
backgrounds, interests and goals and create new forms of social,
cultural, artistic and economic networks. In areas where traditional
forms of monitoring and control of information is pervasive the
complexity and diversity of blogging’s reach drives the creation of new
platforms and forms of expression. Blogs brought to life by anyone
anytime are now creating a blogosphere rapidly replacing traditional
information structures by unifying in cross-media frameworks the same
mechanisms of text and visual tagging, cross-referencing of information,
and opinion gathering established with the Internet over a decade ago.
But how do these structures originate, who do they serve, and how are
the bloggers covered by ‘traditional’ or local media? Beyond global
entertainment and free-for-all journalism can Blogs instill new cultural
identities and open up new zones of dialogue and critique? Can they lead
to cultural and artistic production per se, or drown in parody and hasty
mash-ups during their authors’ 5 minute bursts of fame?
CREATIVITY 2.0 links the worlds of blogging between Europe, Asia and
beyond in a live and online dialogue hosting players including Régine
Debatty, Zhang Qing, Gino Yu, aaajiao and Kuang Huang who are active in
defining and sharpening both active art communities and establishing new
contexts for transnational cultural dialogue.
CREATIVITY 2.0 will be moderated in Rotterdam by V2_ program curator
Stephen Kovats, and in Hangzhou by writer and cultural theorist Tian Sun.
The event will be streamed live using REAL MEDIA and IRC moderated
online by Berlin based independent curator Vera Tollmann. The stream can
be accessed directly via or by using the following direct REAL
player link: rtsp://

Official Website:

Added by pietervanharen on October 25, 2006