Digital culture in a 19th-century monument

Earlier this month, Paris inaugurated the Gaîté Lyrique, a cultural institution dedicated to digital media. Split over four floors, including a theatre, dance studio, resource centre and video game area, it aims to investigate the relationship between art, technology and society. But if the last attempt at combining grand plans with this 19th century building ended in a monumental flop, what makes this time round any different?

First published at RFI on 13 March 2011. Listen to programme here.

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