“Digital media have not only made in-roads in the way visual artists, musicians, designers, film makers and other cultural practitioners work – they have created a new context”.

Michiel Schwarz’s insightful Dutch policy paper on “e-culture”, that has just been published in English, says stirringly that “the key here is not doing the old things with different tools, but rather ‘to do other things’. Digital technologies and the Internet are opening the door to new forms of expression, changing the roles played by cultural institutions, and placing the audience and user increasingly centre stage”.

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