Nouvèl FOKAL

mercredi 1 juin 2011

BMC : World Day of Communications

May 17th marked the World day of telecommunications. For this occasion, the Monique Calixte Library offered the public a range of activities that continued until May 21st.  A telecommunications exhibit was held in the FOKAL atrium. It traced the history of telecommunications, showing many telecommunication tools. This exhibition was open all through the celebrations, from Tuesday May 17th through Saturday May 21st.

On May 17th, the American film «The Social Network» by David Fincher was shown followed by a talk on new information technologies.

Thursday, «Eagle Eye», a film by D. J. Caruso, where an unknown woman follows two individuals in their every move using new technology was shown at the FOKAL/UNESCO hall. 

On Saturday May 21st, in the conference hall, a talk was given on the use and limits of social networks. The public was called upon to share their experiences and points of view on the subject.

Initiation workshops were held for children ages 8 to 13, on the use of computers and the Internet. These young members of the Monique Calixte Library benefited from the experience of the cyber café workers. This workshop was held on May 21st and 28th and also on June 4th at the FOKAL cyber café.

The World Day of Telecommunications and the Information Society is celebrated each year May 17th. Its aim is to sensitize public opinion on the possibilities open to them with Internet and information technologies and of communication in the economic and social domain.

The public is always encouraged to take part in those activities. The Monique Calixte Library is the place to access information and is open each week from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. The services of book lending, on-site consultations of documents and multimedia are offered to its members. All are welcome to visit and/or become members. Children from the age of three are most welcome.