The reSource for transmedial culture is an initiative of transmediale, which aims to create a distributed platform and a peer-production context of research, knowledge and artistic practices throughout 2012 and beyond. The Vilém Flusser Residency programme aims to support conceptual projects and works that are towards a form of practice. The programme seeks to encourage new research approaches and further develop existing projects.
in/compatible systems: Using the strange confluence of military technological development and private tech start-ups in Israel as a case study, experts excavate the ways in which the improvisational nature of combat and the split second creative decision making taking place in the “fog of war” get embedded into the very tools we claim liberate us from the societies of control. | Read more about this in/compatible systems panel here.
in/compatible publics: This keynote deals with the keywords communicative capitalism and occupation before the background of the recent global political resistance. Distinguishing between occupation as form and occupation as tactic Jodi Dean examines the potential and the paradoxes of such collective acts. | Read more about this in/compatible publics keynote here.
in/compatible publics: In this time of social crisis we have to ask about the potential of social media. After all it is a strong collaborative grassroots quality that qualifies them as platforms for social change. With respect to the "failed states" located inside exclusive clubs such as the G8 and the Euro-17, this panel wonders: What are seminal practices and applications of social media? What is their disruptive potential in increasingly authoritarian media landscapes? | Read more about this in/compatible publics panel here.
in/compatible aesthetics: Over the last decade, the history of the web and all its “common” qualities – or digital folklore – has become a growing field of study. This panel will reflect on different on/offline (dead and alive) DIY networks focusing on their vulgar vernaculars, ideologies and customs, and on how we came to appraise them. | Read more about this in/compatible aesthetics panel here.
in/compatible system: The idea that everything is interconnected has become a staple of intellectual life. As a related phenomenon, “contextualisation” is now the method of first resort throughout the humanities. This lecture opposes the general trend of emphasising systems and wholes over autonomous individuals. | Read more about this in/compatible systems keynote here.
in/compatible publics: The panel addresses anonymity as a political and artistic strategie of intervention and disruption. Jacob Appelbaum, Gabriella Coleman, Dana Buchzik and one anonymous speaker discuss the topic moderated by Krystian Woznicki. reSource initiator Tatiana Bazzichelli will also participate in the panel by being a respondent. | Read more about this in/compatible publics panel here.
in/compatible aesthetics: Today, the average user is obliged to stay on top of the technological curve, thrust into a vortex of consumer myths, riding waves of both euphoria and disappointment. This has prompted artists and theorists to break these assured flows of media, for instance by zooming into the otherwise transparent Human Computer Interface and turning its limiting, characteristic blueprints into a revolting yet delightful spectacle. | More about this in/compatible aesthetics panel of here.
With the annual transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture the transmediale invites a figure from the Canadian cultural landscape, whose work expands on McLuhan’s media theories in the context of contemporary culture and society to present their insights. This year’s speaker is Andrew Feenberg, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Technology at the School of Communication of Simon Fraser University. His lecture is entitled Ten Paradoxes of Technology. | Doors Open: 18:00, Lecture 18:30 (please allow sufficient time for Embassy security), Address: Embassy of Canada, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin
In computer jargon, to "unarchive" something is to de-compress data, such as from a zip file or on a backup drive. The archive in this form is an unaccessible, incompatible being. It is inherently in need of unpacking. Join us in this session in an attempt to dig into the 25-year old transmediale archive and unpack some of its impenetrable secrets.