Collaborative Futures, the third transmediale publication, was written in a collaborative Book Sprint by six core authors over a five-day period in January 2010. It was developed under the aegis of transmediale, and executed by FLOSS Manuals.
Kicking off the Marshall McLuhan Centennial transmediale presents one of the Canadian media philosopher's most radical yet relatively under-explored works, COUNTERBLAST. On the occasion of the 'McLuhan in Europe 2011' network initiative, with the kind permission of The Estate of Corinne McLuhan and in collaboration with the Gingko Press (Hamburg) transmediale publish a special hardcover 'limited edition' facsimile of the original 1954 'COUNTERBLAST'.
The second edition of the transmediale parcours, the festival‘s new publication series, is intended to sketch a conceptually meandering path through and along the themes that the festival addresses, picking up on points, manifestos and images supporting the festival‘s conceptual background.
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.
transmediale, in collaboration with the Marshall McLuhan Salon of the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, together with a network of selected European and Canadian partners are preparing a major event in the context of the 100th anniversary in 2011 of the birth of Herbert Marshall McLuhan.