Wikipedia Art is a conceptual art work composed on Wikipedia. The ongoing composition and performance of Wikipedia Art is intended to point to the 'invisible authors and authorities' of Wikipedia, and by extension the Internet, as well as the site's extant criticisms: bias, consensus over credentials, reliability, accuracy and vandalism.
Michelle Kasprzak is a Canadian curator and writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has appeared in Wired UK, on radio and TV broadcasts by the BBC and CBC, and lectured at PICNIC. She founded one of the world’s leading art curating blogs, Curating.info. She has written critical essays for Rhizome, CV Photo, Mute, and many more. Michelle is currently a Curator at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Project Director at McLuhan in Europe 2011, and a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art).
transmediale Award 2011 Jury member Micz Flor has been working as a media developer, writer and project manager with the Internet since 1995. In 1997 he won the Net-Art award of the Hamburger Kunsthalle and in 1998 the “Multimedia-Preis der Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart”. Besides invitations to Ars Electronica, ISEA (Chicago 1997, Manchester 1998), documenta X (1997) and next 5 minutes, he worked at Salford University in Manchester and the University of Weimar.
Congratulations to the following four nominees of Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011!
The Vilém Flusser Theory Award (VFTA) promotes innovative media theory and practice-oriented research exploring current and pending positions in digital art, media culture and networked society. The call was open to publications, positions, and projects from a broad range of theoretical, artistic, critical or design-based research that seeks to establish and define new forms of exchange, vocabularies and cultural dialogue.
With her poetic manifesto Brazilian artist Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez transfers ideas around cultural cannibalism and anthropophagic practices coined by her countryman Oswald de Andrade's in his text "Manifesto Antropófago“ from 1928 into the present digital age---For in today's world, it is the virtual world which poses the new frontier making everyone a potential coloniser.
David Link is an artist, theorist and programmer. He holds the new Chair for “Experimental Technologies in the Art Context” at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig. His current research focuses on the development of an archaeology of algorithmic artefacts.
In this essay the American media theorist Jordan Crandall explores new approaches to analyze the calculating techniques of tracking technologies. Crandall posits "program" as his key analytical and structural principle to determine the new hybrids these algorithmically augmented technologies promote.
The collaboration between artist/researchers Garnet Hertz and Jussi Parikka seeks to open up the term 'media archaeology' in order to use it as an art practice to excavate bodies of memory held not only by the human mind but also especially by the media themselves. Thus turning to objects, chemicals and electronic circuits, Hertz and Parikka operate in close vicinity to such practices as DIY, circuit bending or hardware hacking.
In summer 2010, transmediale and CTM (club transmediale) invited submissions for the transmediale Award 2011. For the first time this year, together with the Mozilla Foundation/Drumbeat, transmediale announced the inaugural Open Web Award. In a session lasting several days, the internatinal jury nominated the most outstanding works from an impressive pool of more than 1000 submissions.