What does the 'capture all' logic entail and what does it mean to live in an algorithmic world? How does the desired ‘full take’ shape not just the contemporary lived environment but our very being, working and acting within it? The conference programme of transmediale 2015 attempts to map today’s complex algorithmic world, discussing the processes, the phenomena, the technologies and infrastructures involved. Developed around three main streams of CAPTURE ALL, Life, Play and Work, the conference looks into how each of those particular areas are being transformed, and how they all constitute inseparable components of an accelerated capitalism. The speakers of this year’s conference are invited to shed light on the implications of the ‘capture all’ logic and to discuss how new forms of living and being may still be possible. Keynotes, thematic panels, and specialised discussions will take place throughout the festival inviting the audience to follow the discourse and actively take part in it. Read more
is a media artist, theorist, and performer. He is Professor of Visual Arts at University of California, San Diego.
lectures / researches digital media cultures and politics at the Department of Human and Social Sciences, University of Naples, 'L'Orientale'.
engages with theories on the impact of digital technologies on time poverty. She is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology.
is a researcher interested in media, culture, theory and the arts and author Gamer Theory and A Hacker Manifesto.
is a writer and academic working with new media, photography and feminist cultural approaches to science and technology. Her latest monograph: Life After New Media: Mediation as a Vital Process.
The 2015 transmediale exhibition, CAPTURE ALL, presents artistic positions that respond to the asymmetries and the misconceptions of a datafying world. The selection, which came together after curatorial research and an open call for works, particularly focuses on the ambiguous relationship and uncanny tension between the user and the algorithm, the self and the constantly evolving apparatus. Can the system still be gamed or has an impasse been reached? Read more
by Art is Open Source (AOS)
by Timo Arnall
by Zach Blas
by Heather Dewey-Hagborg
by LaTurbo Avedon
by Eastwood - Real Time Strategy Group
FTFY (Fixed That For You)
by Jonas Lund
Jennifer Lyn Morone™, Inc.
by Jennifer Lyn Morone
by Tobias Revell
by Erica Scourti
by Sebastian Schmieg & Silvio Lorusso
Capture All is a schizophrenic condition for the camera. On one hand, it is a tool for the complete capture of people, be it through face recognition or be it through drones. On the other hand, it is totally useless when it comes to the evaluation the data collected – the age of the algorithm is per se invisible to it. The films and videos of transmediale 2015 illuminate the CAPTURE ALL theme from four perspectives: optimisation of the own body and communication, the Internet as a map-everything information machine, the global Moment of Fear versus the ideology of happiness, and the increase in electronic manipulation. The programme features a total of 44 works, dating from 1937 to 2014, in eight screenings and two video installations. Read more
This year's performance programme concentrates on audiovisual pieces in the tradition of live-cinema and intermedia works that defy easy categorisation. The artists present live audio-visual feedback in both evolving environments and in the design of speculative tools/instruments. The performances reflect the rigid, controlling structures coming to govern our lives, and work to playfully subvert them. The artists engage the digital domain in the form of algorithms as artistic material, the intersection of urban planning and the cinematic, and through the subversion of musical interfaces. As always, a number of highlight performances are presented in cooperation with the CTM festival in its current iteration, Un Tune. Read more