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.
The police shooting a fifteen year old became the trigger of social unrest in Greece. The fatal accident of a building worker sparked simmering turmoil in Delhi. Has this become our new political framework for agency: fatal accidents as the new default? Yet according to Binyavanga Wainaina, "the burning houses and the bloody attacks here do not reflect primordial hatreds. They reflect the manipulation of identity for political gain." If a cartoon in one country can lead to the loss of lives in another, Atteqa Malik states, "then policies should also be created to address issues that cross borders. All stakeholders should be considered, inside and outside the country, before policies are created to influence practice."