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II ASIA GEEK: DIGITAL LIFE AND URBAN TRENDS IN JAPAN, CHINA AND KOREA

Madrid, may 2010

Are you fascinated by technology? Are you crazy about videogames? Are you attracted by manga aesthetics? Are you curious about Asian urban tribes? Do you know what social networks are like in Korea? Do you have otaku spirit? Do you know what impact does Internet have on the new Chinese culture? Do you want to know how mobile games are like in India? Do you love last generation gadgets? Are you interested in Asian cyberculture trends?

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Cyberculture - Manga - Gadgets - Mobiles - Digital Design - Otaku - Japan - China - Videogames - Comic Books - Music - Photography - Trends - Networks 2.0 - Korea - MP3 - India - iPad - TED

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Geek is used to refer to people fascinated by technology and computing. However, as technology has more presence in our daily life, all this texture crystallizes into a series of cultural and social habits that, even without knowing it, make us all be a bit geek.

Asia is in a certain way a powerful epicentre and catalyst of these new urban cultures. Countries such as Japan or Korea, and recently India or China too, are considered a never ending source of tendencies that immediately sink in society.

CAware of the growing fascination that digitization of life awakens among young people, Cyberculture lovers, and other technologically advanced users, and after the success of I ASIA GEEK that took place September 2009 in Barcelona, the challenge for the second edition has been to bring prominent speakers from different Asian countries in order to give continuity to this yearly meeting. This year the programme will be organized between Casa Asia and the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and includes a new country: India.

Current edition will concentrate in two days, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th of May. Renown experts in Cyberculture and Asia such as Silvia Cho (TEDxSeoul), Manel Ollé (UPF), Tíscar Lara (EOI), Katsuhiro Harada, director of Tekken (NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.) and Vishal Gondal (CEO of Indiagames) will move around some technologic areas like mobiles, videogames, gadgets, TED, social networks, etc. Moreover, the event will count with a demo of a last generation gadget by the Asian manufacturer presented by Microservios and the presence of Xavier Carrillo, CEO of Digital Legends, who will present a demo of his last game "Bruce Lee Dragon Warrior" for iPad + iPhone.

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Moderator and Coordination:
Javier Castañeda - Director of Technology and Cyberculture - Casa Asia

Location: IED - Calle Larra, nº 14 - Madrid - Cómo llegar
Days: May, 25th and 26th, 2010
Schedule: from 19.00 to 21.00 hrs
Free admission until full capacity is reached

 

PRESS ZONE:

For further information please contact:
Press - Casa Asia. Communication department. 93 368 03 27. comunicacion@casaasia.es.