The reSource for transmedial culture constitutes a substantial part of the transmediale 2012 programme with a constellation of workshops, talks and performances distributed into five different sub-themes: reSource Methods, reSource Activism, reSource Networks, reSource Markets, reSource Sex. Read full post
transmediale and CTM's Vorspiel is a pre-festival programme where over 20 partner venues invite you to a series of exhibition openings, performances, artist talks and special events outside the main venues of either festival. Vorspiel will take place on the weekend prior to both festivals, from Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 January 2012, at independent organisations, galleries, project spaces and other venues across Berlin.
World of the News – The world’s greatest peer-reviewed newspaper of in/compatible research presents cutting edge in/compatible research in an accessible FREE tabloid format. The newspaper partly addresses academia’s increasing demand for publication of academic peer-reviewed journal articles. Perhaps researchers need new visions of how to produce and consume research? Read full post
As a beta project for the tm resource, we are organising an international PhD workshop and conference together with DARC, Aarhus Univ, hosted by UdK, Berlin. The workshop will focus on the theme of transmediale 2012: in/compatible. Read full post
The reSource programme presents two art projects, especially created for this transmediale edition: R15N, an experimental phone service created by Dmytri Kleiner, Baruch Gottlieb and the Telekommunisten Network and Google – One Week Performance Piece by Johannes P Osterhoff.
In response to the in/compatible theme of the festival the transmediale 2012 exhibition focuses on “uneasy energies in technological times.” Through an extensive group of examples, the exhibition argues that distortions, ambiguities, and other such problematic states constitute a significant trajectory in our relations with modern technology. However, the exhibition does not offer a promise of overcoming the uneasy energies. On the contrary, it understands them as fundamentally insuperable, an integral part of our technological times, and invites visitors to explore the horizons that they open up. | Read more the concept of the exhibition here.
Incompatibility is the condition arising when things are not working together. Given the current worldwide proclamations of crisis, be they political, financial, technological or environmental, it may seem as if incompatible elements and situations are everywhere, that everything is failing. Ironically, it is the supposedly ever-more compatible media-scape, where everything connects, that render such crises instantly visible.
With the annual transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture the transmediale invites a figure from the Canadian cultural landscape, whose work expands on McLuhan’s media theories in the context of contemporary culture and society to present their insights. This year’s speaker is Andrew Feenberg, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology at the School of Communication of Simon Fraser University. His lecture is entitled Ten Paradoxes of Technology. | Doors Open: 18:00, Lecture 18:30 (please allow sufficient time for Embassy security), Address: Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin