The short films shown in this programme address the paradoxes gathering at the margins of communication processes. While such endeavours particularly aim for functional consensus between members of a society they seemingly also engender a whole range of peculiarities. Desync Systems presents five such examples.
John & Jane is a mix of observational documentation and tropical science fiction. The film follows the lives of six 'Call Agents' in a call-centre in Bombay whose work consists of answering American 1-800 calls.
The Hypertext Prototype 2 is a futuristic model of a new "multimedia study system" based on the lecture Schreiben fürs Publizieren by Vilém Flusser held on the 2 March 1989 on invitation of ITAS. The Flusser Hypertext has languished for almost 20 years, trapped in its original Apple Performa 630 chassis at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), until it was retrieved and rehabilitated in 2010 by the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv under Claudia Becker.
Also this year visitors with festival or day passes are invited to take part in our daily workshop programme. It's a great great opportunity for new experiences and to enter into direct exchanges with the artists involved in the festival. Workshop topics range from courses in hacking techniques to fashion design and circuit bending workstations.
Since places are often limited we'd like to remind you to register early enough to make sure to get a place.
The Wanted & For Sale Office
Workstation, Mini Performances and Micro Conferences with the kom.post collective, Camille Louis (fr), Jennifer Bonn (ca/se), Laurie Bellanca (fr), Jolie Morel (fr), Vincent Roumagnac (fr), Simo Kellokumpu (fi), Elsa Ossart (fr)
The Wanted and For Sale Office run by the kom.post collective is a place where visitors are asked what they have to give and what they want. With the Office becoming a living artwork by each participating individual, each request and offer is displayed in the Office so that exchange partners can be found.
Individual tours and audio guides can also be found at the Wanted & For Sale Office. Visitors can even make their own audio tours and personalised festival booklets for themselves or other people to use.
Sending the RESPONSE:ABILITY call-to-action across Berlin, transmediale.11 presents and collaborates with a number of partner organisations, creating a network of Satellites for showcasing the latest works in the realm of digital and electronic arts. Together with more established venues such as the .CHB - Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, the Marshall McLuhan Salon, [DAM] Berlin, c-base, _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Sophiensaele and NGBK, the Satellites programme also brings to the fore exciting new platforms and spaces for media art. These include Schering Stiftung, Instituto Cervantes, Art Claims Impulse, MMX Open Art Venue, ConcentArt, Substitut, NK Projekt, Medienwerkstatt Berlin, systM, aquabitArt, STYX Projects, Studio 70 and The Future Gallery.
transmediale and CTM are pleased to welcome five key personalities in the fields of digital art and culture as the jury for the transmediale Award 2011 and, for the first Open Web Award: Curator and media arts researcher Defne Ayas, artist, critic and early internet activist Micz Flor, New York based artist and professor Marisa Olson, installation artist and author Brandon LaBelle, and Amsterdam based author and researcher Matteo Pasquinelli . Drumbeat platform developer Henrik Moltke joins the jury for Open Web Award 2011 selection.
The Booki Mobile takes book making to the next step and will be at transmediale.11 from 1 – 6 February. Here you can make real printed copies of your books! Moreover, Adam Hyde, one of the creators of Booki, will be hosting a workshop on Friday 4 February where you can learn more about Booki.
In this workshop Dmytri Kleiner, creator of Thimbl, the free, Open Source, distributed micro-blogging alternative will talk about how Thimbl came into existence and what makes it different from other social networks. Dmytri will also show preregistered participants how to get webhosts, Internet service-providers or system administrators to provide accounts so that they can use the Thimbl for their own creative practices.