The exhibition STADT AM RANDE - Urban Topologies at the
Today Art MuseumBeijing contains a selection of works that explore the various aspects, meanings and subtexts of an urban topology which is constantly in flux.
transmediale, in collaboration with the Embassy of Canada Berlin and the Marshall McLuhan Salon are presenting a key weekend event celebrating the legacy of Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth. Part of the McLuhan in Europe 2011 network of events initiated by transmediale, Berlin’s Centennnial Weekend will take place May 27 - 29 at the Embassy of Canada and Marshall McLuhan Salon.
transmediale has been accepted into DCA (Digitising Contemporary Art), a project funded by the European Commission, comprising 25 partners from 10 EU member states and 2 associated countries, Croatia and Iceland. Within the lifespan of the project transmediale will digitise important works from its 25 year long history and use the DCA as a platform for building, disseminating its online archive and making it accessible also through Europeana, the single access point to Europe's cultural heritage.
The Marshall McLuhan Salon at the Canadian Embassy Berlin houses an extensive archive of video documentation and original broadcasts featuring legendary Canadian media philosopher Marshall McLuhan. Unique introductions to McLuhan's work and ideas these documents generate McLuminations, a special series of three ‘illuminated screening’ events during the McLuhan Centennial year, directed by Baruch Gottlieb of the Vilém Flusser Archive (UdK Berlin).
This international academic conference is curated by Prof. Dieter Daniels of the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig and will consist of keynotes and leading thinkers in the field exploring Marshall McLuhan’s unique take on senory effects of electronic media as “extensions of man” and his legacy on artistic and digital cultural practice.
Ela Kagel, initiator of the FCI and Dirk Kiefer, Kompetenzzentrum Kultur-und Kreativwirtschaft des Bundes, will moderate the co-funding conference. Participation is free, but you have to register in advance.
Please find all the information and a registration link here: http://www.cofunding.de/News.html