With all of the chairs occupied and several people standing in the wings, La Cantine was buzzing Wednesday night with Internet enthusiasts, anxious to hear Raphael Beaugrand, Jean Samuel Beuscart, Jean-François Michel, and Frédéric Bardeau express their views on the topic at hand. The questions of this conference, put on by KissKiss BankBank and Social Media Club, were: "Does crowdfunding create social relationships? Do brands have a role to play?"
Despite the fact that “crowdfunding” is an English word, nevermind the various pronunciations and syllable emphases, it is a term with which many people may not be familiar. It is my goal, therefore, to define this concept for the everyday Internet user.
Here you can find an interview with one of members of SMC France.
"What are the possible uses of social media in corporations? Well, it’s not news, I think the possibilities are huge. It is a revolution. It is often said,we have evolved beyond the society of information into the society of conversation."
In the conference this Tuesday, March 22, Social Media Club France addressed the effects that the emergence of social media had on modern artistic practices. Contrary to what some may think, the triumph of the digital world did not stifle the artists’ creativity, but rather served as an inspiration for new forms of artistic expression.