In addition to the regulation of warmth and cold, speed is a second core aspect of the destruction of the environment. Cars, airplanes, and rockets function according to a simple principle: The faster they go, the more pollutants they give off. But the loss of inexpensive mobility due to limited energy resources would effect us more than all other limitations put together.
The transmediale.09 video selection includes video works that come from a broad range of submissions to this year's festival competition, which will be presented worldwide in the annual tour programme in a similar constellation.
The transmediale.09 video selection is a screening package of eight outstanding video works that were presented at DEEP NORTH, the 2009 edition of the Berlin based festival for art and digital culture.
The transmediale Award is dedicated to current positions in digital arts and media. It is an open competition, into which artists are invited to enter their current work.
905 artistic works from 53 countries responding to transmediale’s DEEP NORTH call were submitted for the festival’s award competition. The international jury selected eight works to be nominated for the transmediale Award 2009.
The Brasilian DesCentro Network are hosts to transmediale's performative public brunch event with leading architects and thinkers, poets and bloggers, transforming the HKW into a temporary autonomous zone of tropical foliage and topical debate. Fusing the threads from the transmediale.09 Making/Thinking conference and Digital Greenhouse salon DesCentro open the doors of discourse and performance in a collaborative culinary experience focussing on the global futures of society, culture and consumption. Join Alexandre Freire and José Balbino of DesCentro together with members of the bricolabs network in building a House of Happiness!
Drawing together the perspectives of environmental scientists, web technologists interested in the interface between digital footprint and environmental footprint, and artists concerned with creating precedents for social change on environmental sustainability.
Sheila Jasanoff´s research concerns the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and public policy of´modern democracies, with a particular focus on the challenges of globalisation. She has written and lectured widely on problems of environmental regulation, risk management, and biotechnology in the United States, Europe, and India. At the transmediale.09 conference, Making / Thinking: The Cultural Tomorrow, she will speak about the Law of Globalisation as environmental change in modern democracies.