LE CUBE : CENTRE OF DIGITAL CREATION
Le Cube is a pioneer in the French cultural scene: an outstanding venue for digital art and creation, firmly rooted in the heart of innovation, education and the digital society. It has been acknowledged within and outside France as an iconic forerunner in these fields since 2001.
Le Cube invites everyone to discover and practise new forms of expression through fostering dialogue. It encourages creative approaches, while giving collective thought to transformations in society. It aims to be a spawning ground for experimentation, and a creative, “constant demo” workshop.
Created in 2001 on the initiative of the Issy-les-Moulineaux town council, Le Cube is a venue belonging to the Grand Paris Seine Ouest district authority, and is managed and coordinated 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.