Kicking off the Marshall McLuhan Centennial transmediale presents one of the Canadian media philosopher's most radical yet relatively under-explored works, COUNTERBLAST. On the occasion of the 'McLuhan in Europe 2011' network initiative, with the kind permission of The Estate of Corinne McLuhan and in collaboration with the Gingko Press (Hamburg) transmediale publish a special hardcover 'limited edition' facsimile of the original 1954 'COUNTERBLAST'.
Alejo Duque (ch/co) is an artist and PhD candidate at the European Graduate School (http://www.egs.edu). Dedicated to experiencing all possible ways for collaborative/participatory arts that celebrate cultural agitation across varied networks. Mostly on a South to South axis. His current interests deal with HAM radio -HJ4ADJ-, streaming media and victorian age satellite technology. Member of networks such as Bricolabs, dorkbot, labSurlab and [k.0_lab]. Easy to spot on the IRC networks as dspstv.
Heath Bunting works with technological, cultural, and social systems. He has explored both the dirty and progressive dimensions of the Internet, hacked urban spaces through physical activities, and in recent years been dedicated to an extensive researched aimed at constructing fully valid identities from scratch based on a deep knowledge of how such an identity is officially constructed.
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