Six people were locked in a room in Berlin. In the run-up to transmediale.10 they had five days to produce a book:
Between 17 – 23 January the Book Sprint, an intensive and innovative methodology for the rapid development of books, was hosted by transmediale, together with FLOSS Manuals. ...more
The transmediale.10 exhibition Future Obscura presents artworks that use the materials, mechanisms and machines of image-making to illuminate and define our relationship with atemporality - the collision of past, present and future. Over a dozen international artists, including Zilvinas Kempinas, Julius von Bismarck, Ken Rinaldo, Alice Miceli and Julien Maire, will create interdisciplinary explorations of light and chronology which will unfold across the HKW, and several urban spaces within Berlin.
For the benefit of Haiti the exhibition was extended by two days, running until Tuesday, 9 February 2010 - 21:30
The transmediale.10 festival features a packed week of exhibitions, talks, conferences, performances, workshops and more. A preview of the festival timetable showing the dates and times of some of the key programmes is now online here or as pdf to download.
After a brief extension in support of free and independent media in Haiti, transmediale.10's many lights and lasers have now been switched off! Thank you Berlin and to all of the festival artists, guests and professionals who came from around the world to participate at FUTURITY NOW! ...more
Have we caught up with our notions of futures? From 5 to 7 February 2010 these and other important questions are at the centre of the transmediale.10 Symposium Future Observatory at the House of World Cultures in Berlin. International scientists, artists, bloggers, economic avantgardists and thinkers will discuss the technological, aesthetic and political implications of the future. With keynotes by Richard Barbrook (Imaginary Futures), Conrad Wolfram (Wolfram | Alpha) and Bruce Sterling (Atemporality!). (...more)
The transmediale.10 Salon consists of several different programmatic clusters. Besides the traditional lectures participatory projects by international media artists and activists will be presented in the so-called 'Futures Exchange'. D.I.Y. and the collective research of ideas are also at the core of the talks and workshops offered within the Free Culture Incubator. ...more
Part research-station, part media-laboratory, part docking-module, the structure of the Futures Exchange in the HKW foyer, designed by the Berlin architecture practice Raumlabor, will house interdisciplinary, process-based projects exploring the notion of futurity as a cultural construct.
We are facing a new economic reality where traditional industries have been replaced by the creative sector, with creativity and networks ousting steel and coal. Maybe the norm of the economy supporting the growth of culture is due to be reversed? (...more)