LE CUBE – Centre for digital creation
As the first centre for creation entirely dedicated to digital practices, Le Cube provides a singular experience which has no equivalent in France. Founded in 2001, as an Issy-les-Moulineaux city initiative, Le Cube, as a space, is part of the Arc de Seine Urban Community. It is managed and run by the association ART3000, which has been active since 1988 in the digital arts’ field.
Open to all, Le Cube is a place dedicated to the practice, the production and the diffusion of digital arts. It is aimed at educating the public in the artistic and cultural practices of digital technology, at putting together an artistic programme reflecting the richness and diversity of multimedia arts, at supporting cutting-edge artistic production, and at facilitating discussion between actors of the “creation – research – innovation” ecosystem.

ARC DE SEINE – Urban Community
Arc de Seine was set up on 1st January 2003 by the towns of Chaville, Issy les Moulineaux, Meudon, Vanves, and Ville d’Avray. The Urban Community manages to strike the balance between an economically vibrant locality and a pleasant environment for its 165 000 inhabitants. Arc de Seine acts on behalf of five towns and is responsible for developing the area, improving transport, managing public spaces (waste disposal, road and highway maintenance), reconciling economic innovation and environmental protection, developing sports activities, as well as promoting education and the practice of cultural activities, in conjunction with Le Cube in the field of digital technology and with the education authorities in the field of dance, theatre and music.

Under the impetus of its mayor André Santini, the city of Issy-les-Moulineaux has achieved, within a few years, the status of one of the world’s leading cities in terms of digital technology. For example, it is the only city in France to have been ranked twice among the “Top 7 Intelligent Communities”. It owes its reputation to the success of many innovations, putting NICTs to good use in social, educational, economical or cultural fields. With three-quarters of its population connected to high-speed internet, innovative tools available on (web TV, podcasts, RSS feed, contributions from internet surfers, online administrative services), in public places (free access points, multichannel reception, Cyber-nurseries, cyber-tearooms, internet access for schools, town planning and sustainable development workshops, etc.) or outside (hotspots, presence of Second Life, 3D model of city searchable on the Yellow Pages’ website), Issy has positioned itself as a pioneering and audacious city.