Hugo Venturini

Software engineer R&D, Microsoft
Paris, France

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English, French

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Hugo Venturini
Posted about 3 years ago
What is your first TED experience?
It all started on my way to work, in the subway, a friend made me watch Jonathan Zittrain: The Web as random acts of kindness (http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/jonathan_zittrain_the_web_is_a_random_act_of_kindness.html). When I got off the train, I registered as a translator, I wanted my friends who could not speak english to be able to watch it.
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Hugo Venturini
Posted about 3 years ago
Culture in the age of the Internet
Well, the answer's not simple. I recently read an excellent report on mainstream culture written by Frédéric Martel: "mainstream". To sum up, he states that, even though we seem to share, in occident, a common americanized culture (as you say, reading the same books and watching the same movies), there actually exists many different 'samebooksamemovie' groups. His 5-year-research led him to study the indian diaspora through bollywood which is 1 billion spectators more than hollywood (no less!!), the asian cultural market, south america and african countries. The conclusion is that the whole world is not watching the same movies and reading the same books. Our accidental world seems to, I agree. I strongly encourage you to read this book. On another topic, I am opposed to DRMs the way they are proposed nowadays because it, most od the time, bounds a content to a specific player, hence tying: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tying_(commerce)