The team chosen by the City of Issy-les-Moulineaux to manage and run Le Cube was built around the ART3000 association, set up in 1988 by brothers Florent and Nils Aziosmanoff, joined by Stéphanie Fraysse in 2000 and Hélène Gestin in 2004.
ART3000, a pioneer in the fields of art and emerging technologies in France, has brought together from the outset all kinds of artists, musicians, graphic designers, stage and film directors, visual artists, architects and designers who all share an interest in the influence of emerging technologies on creative practices.
Renowned for its enthusiasm, the ART3000 association soon set up a team of several hundreds of volunteers, and in a few years developed an international network of several thousands of professionals. It organised over 1000 artistic events in France, but also in Tokyo, Boston and Montreal, published the NOV’ART magazine, sold in newsstands for several years, and set up, in partnership with Sun Microsystems, a Creation Workshop dedicated to “3D real-time” technology. This purposeful activity brought recognition from the international artistic community, represented at the time by the international electronic arts association ISAE. In 1998, following ISEA’s international call for projects, ART3000 was chosen to organise ISEA2000 - the International Symposium on Electronic Arts – in Paris, a major symposium for digital creation professionals, with over 30 participating countries.
Over the years, ART3000 fine-tuned its project to create a space entirely dedicated to digital creation, following the example of what was already taking place in Canada, Japan and Germany. The association was then looking for a local authority to support such a project. Few in France were yet to be interested but, in the year 2000, the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux – whose mayor, André Santini, is a key player in the field of emerging technologies – welcomed the opportunity straight away. Le Cube opened its doors in 2001.
Le Cube is an initiative created in 2001 by the city of Issy-les Moulineaux, as the Grand Paris Seine Ouest's centre for digital creation. It is organised and managed by the ART3000 association.
Grand Paris Seine Ouest
Grand Paris Seine Ouest (GPSO) brings together the 8 towns of Boulogne-Billancourt, Chaville, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Marnes-la-Coquette , Meudon, Sevres Vanves and Ville d'Avray , more than 314 000 inhabitants.
This Territory of Grand Paris Métropole is covered 39% by forests and green spaces. Pole innovative, sustainable and digital GPSO hosts 22,000 businesses and shops, 166,000 jobs. The territorial public institution provides skills such as digital and economic development, land use planning , social balance of housing, roads , protection and enhancement of the environment and the living environment , and management of cultural and sports facilities of territorial interest.
Le Cube is one of the venues belonging to Grand Paris Seine Ouest.
Issy-les-Moulineaux: from cyber city to smart city
Spurred by its mayor André Santini, Issy-les-Moulineaux has positioned itself as one of the leading digital towns in France by focusing on its development in the world of the new technologies.
Its inhabitants – of all ages – can access a wide range of innovative services. Technology has been serving them all for a long time now, with parking payments via mobile phones, school meals via the Internet, the dematerialised management of school activities, the loan of electronic books in media libraries, online registration on electoral rolls, real-time information on the social networks, IssySpot iPhone applications, the enhancement of historical heritage with QR codes and augmented reality, and explorations of the town with the Nao robot and Google Glass.
Its role as a pioneering community that has successfully developed by focusing on digital technology is recognised far beyond the borders of France (it is the only French town to have featured three times in the "Top Seven Intelligent Communities" of an American think-tank, and it takes part in numerous European projects). Issy-les-Moulineaux has been labelled a "Living Lab": an innovation laboratory on a human scale.
Le Cube, created in 2001 at the initiative of the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux, is part of Grand Paris Seine Ouest. It is managed and run by the ART3000 association. Le Cube is a member of clusters Cap Digital and Systematic Paris-Region.
Artistic programming / Creation
Head of Artistic Programming and Creation
Carine Le Malet
Innovative practices manager
Campus manager Cube School
Makers Project Leader
Solène Le Hin
Nathalie Théaud, Maïmouna Meite
General Stage Manager
Nils Aziosmanoff (Président), Stéphanie Fraysse (Vice-Présidente), Jean-Pierre Alix (Trésorier), Flavien Bazenet, Xavier Boissarie, Carol-Ann Braun, Roland Cahen, Thierry Chevillard, Pierre de la Coste, Magda Danysz, Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves, Diana Filippova, Etienne Krieger, Joël Paubel, Philippe Perennez, Bruno de Sa Moreira, Laurent Sorbier, Sylvie Tissot, Gilles Vercken.
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