Medi@terra is an annual event which has taken place in Greece for the past three years. It was started on the initiative of the Fournos Centre for Art and New Technology and with the support of the Ministry of Culture. The events operate as an axis for the organisation, process and classification of information and data relating to contemporary culture and the new media, as well as for the support of artists, scientists, researchers and organisations working in this area.
Medi@terra is described as a festival but in reality it is much more. It is a creative encounter between organisations and individuals from all over the world. It is a long-term project for research and recording in the areas of art and technology and cultural centres worldwide. The events unite the different art forms and cultural activities that are being created and that are evolving in accordance with the needs of the era. It is ultimately a project in continuous development, its purpose being a creative criticism which seeks to advance social concepts with a cultural content for a society based on equality and for cultural globalisation.
For the years 2001-2004 the events of Medi@terra have been included as part of the Cultural Olympiad.