With a considerable amount of irony Ho Tzu-Nyen, one of the most renowned Singapurian filmmakers, borrows the image of Newton's apple as a metaphor for the futile challenge artists face in terms of achieving a creative inspiration (or rather, one after another) of their own accord.
With this project the Australian games theorist Mez Breeze examines how processes of knowledge production and entertainment models change under the influence of artificially generated stimuli. The work belongs to the “Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1_project“ which addresses how information is absorbed within artificial environments making its insights accessible via a link-in system
Day after day the artist Christin Lahr transfers 1 Euro Cent to the German Federal Ministry of Finance. Each time she consecutively copies 108 characters of Karl Marx' "CAPITAL - A Critique of Political Economy" into the 'reason for payment' box of the transfer form---All the way until the German Federal Bank will have the complete work of text on their bank account.
This performative-acoustic installation by the Indonesian art collective HONF (House of Natural Fibre) is a response to the religiously motivated, national prohibition of alcoholic drinks in public space. This project highlights not only the often fatal consequences of illegal and unsanitarily produced methanol but moreover points to risk-free fermentation methods of easily available tropical fruits.
At transmediale.10 the transnational open source team FLOSS Manuals led by Adam Hyde (nz) created one of their legendary Book Sprints (Collaborative Futures), producing a complete publication from scratch in only five days. After this testing of the Booki platform they have now been nominated with Booki itself -- an extensive online platform allowing anyone to create books independently and collaboratively.
Evan Roth (us) is another name you might remember from transmediale.10 as well as a diverse range of projects worldwide. Then nominated for the transmediale Award as one of the F.A.T. Lab members, Roth is now nominated with this solo-project---a software allowing graffiti artists to archive, analyse and process their bodily writing gestures.
The Berlin collective Telekommunisten has created a microblogging platform based, at its core, on a protocol from the 1970s. Thimbl intends to provide us with a single, multipoint web hosting service instead of us having to surf between a variety of social networks, email servers, website hosts etc.
The American artist Mark Shepard has created a navigation-app which doesn't only lead us the way to our chosen destination but in fact rouses us from our daily routines---En route we're invited to complete sometimes surprising tasks and thus to explore and experience our urban surroundings in new and astounding ways.
Les Liens Invisibles, an Italian based collective comprised of Clemente Pestelli and Gionatan Quintini created the first social media platform allowing us to leave networks like Facebook & Co per digital "suicide" while moreover being enabled to decide ourselves what we want to happen with our data.
This interactive sound installation by Christopher Warnow and Daniel Franke is more than just an interpretation of a composition by Rutger Zuydervelt. An interface that reacts to the audiences' body movements, this work immerses the viewer by superimposing digital and architectural spaces. For each one of us a different, individual and fluid visualisation appears onscreen.