The conference will open on 5 February 2010 with a nonstop 9-hourFuturity Long Conversation. 21 guests will discuss projects, ideas, technologies and utopias that are already determining our future. Introduced with a keynote by Richard Barbrook.
The Artvertiser considers Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Puerta del Sol in Madrid, Times Square in New York, and other sites dense with advertisements, as potential exhibition space. The Artvertiser allows artists to create a new visual layer onto the topology of the city, which can only be seen when viewed through a device which cogently blends the aesthetics of the past, with a futuristic functionality.
The Spanish artist Clara Boj has collaborated with Diego Diaz as Lalalab since the year 2000. Their artworks combine art and technology to create interactive experiences that reformulate the idea of public space.
The Spanish artist Diego Diaz has collaborated with Clara Boj as Lalalab since the year 2000. Their artworks combine art and technology to create interactive experiences that reformulate the idea of public space.
Out of more than 1,500 submissions nine art projects have made their way onto the list of transmediale Award 2010 nominees. In a session of several days the members of the international jury have nominated the following artists and art collectives.
Ela Kagel is an independent cultural producer and curator. She is program curator of transmediale.10 (Free Culture Incubator) and transmediale.11 (Open Zone). Besides that, she works with Public Art Lab and initiated Upgrade! Berlin.
Verena Kuni is a scholar in the field of History, Theory of Art and Media Cultures, and a professor for Visual Culture at Goethe University, Frankfurt Main. From 1995 to 1999, she co-curated the video section of the Kasseler Documentary film and Video Festival, where, since 1999, she has been the director of the yearly interfiction summit for art, media, and network cultures. She has written for international publications (print & online), and has published widely on electronic arts. Her research is dedicated to transfers between material and media cultures, media of imagination, technologies of transformation, DIY cultures, and games, play and toys as tools.
Michelle Thorne is the International Project Manager for Creative Commons. She organized the Free Culture Research Conference, and co-chaired Mozilla's Drumbeat Festival on Learning, Freedom, and the Web, to forge the future of education. She co-founded the Awesome Foundation Berlin, a lightweight association to fund small projects. As a believer in making and doing things, she helped "chaordinate" the DMY Maker Lab and other DIY projects in Berlin and around the world. She blogs at thornet.wordpress.com and tweets as @thornet.