The transmediale Award is cancelled for 2012. On this page you can see our previous nominees and winners.
The decision to cancel the transmediale Award is connected to the development of a new project, “resource”, an all-year project working as a form of distributed project residency for transmediale's local, regional and international community.
For the 2012 festival there will be no general transmediale Award and also no Open Web Award. Instead, we are opting for tight curatorial coherence in the programming as well as more community engagement outside of the festival. Related to these changes we are transforming the Vilém Flusser Theory Award into a Residency Programme for artistic research.
The programme will support art and science projects in the spirit of Flusser.
The jury for the transmediale Award 2011 have nominated seven outstanding art works from among an impressive pool of over 1000 entries submitted from around the world, covering a broad range of digital and media arts practice. Congratulations to the nominees - and good luck to the transmediale Award 2011 winner who will be announced in Berlin at the Awards Ceremony 5 February 2011!
Nominated for the Open Web Award are three projects that critically consider and make use of the potential of the Open Web. They have an online component, implement open and free technology and facilitate participation and collaboration. Drumbeat Project Producer Henrik Moltke represented award partner Mozilla at the jury session.
From 15 October 2010 the nominated works will be made available on the Mozilla Drumbeat Platform for a public vote that will determine the winner of this award.
transmediale Award RIP! For the 2012 festival there will be no general transmediale Award. This change reflects our new ways of producing the festival: adopting the thematic approach early on we aim at curatorial coherence across the different programme sections and at the same time we wish to engage more directly in our community. Consequently, the call for tm.12 is tied to a thematic rather than an Award competition and the Vilém Flusser Theory Award now takes the form of a Residency Programme for artistic research. For 2012 there will be no Open Web Award, but the critical discussion of the politics of open and closed systems will continue in new formats. The decisions to cancel the transmediale and the Open Web Award are also connected to the development of a new project, “resource”, an all-year project working as a form of distributed project residency for transmediale's local, regional and international community.
The winners of the transmediale Award 2011, Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 and the Open Web Award have been announced in the Award Ceremony. Congratulations to The House of Natural Fibre (HONF) from Indonesia with their installation Intelligent Bacteria – Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to Jordan Crandall with his written piece GATHERINGS 1: EVENT, AGENCY, AND PROGRAM and to Evan Roth for Graffiti Analysis / Graffiti Markup Language.
Out of more than 1,500 submissions nine art projects have made their way onto the list of transmediale Award 2010 nominees. In a session of several days the members of the international jury have nominated the following artists and art collectives.
The 2011 Open Web Book Sprint, the follow-up to the 2010 Collaborative Futures Book Sprint, took place at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), between 17 and 21 January 2011, in the lead up to transmediale.11. During this time six sprinters – Michelle Thorne, Christopher Lee Adams, Jon Phillips, Alejandra Perez, Mick Fuzz and Barry Threw – were 'locked' into a room at .CHB to produce an entire book from scratch. This year's sprint was also facilitated by Adam Hyde from FLOSS Manuals, with a book that intends to define the contours of what an Open Web should and could be, and why it is essential for guaranteeing our own cultural expression and freedoms.
As leading international festivals for art and digital culture as well as adventurous music and related visual arts, respectively, transmediale and CTM (club transmediale) are now inviting submissions to the transmediale Award 2011. Invited are art works and projects that respond to the challenges of our rapidly changing digital, technological and network oriented cultures. The transmediale Award seeks [more...]