1998
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Infoculture webcasts first Interactive Arena talk

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 11 Nov 1998

On this date a few hundred visitors log on to watch Infoculture's first webcast, featuring a lecture by American musician and scientist Jaron Lanier (who's probably best-known for coining the term "virtual reality.")

Lanier�s lecture is the first in a two-year run of weekly webcasts for the site, co-produced with the Canadian Film Centre as part of its Interactive Arena series.

Infoculture goes on to produce live webcasts from a number of other cultural events, including coverage from the red carpet of the Genie Awards and the much-anticipated premiere of Star Wars: Episode 1 - Phantom Menace at midnight on March 11, 1999.