What does it mean to speak about digital culture today, and what are the implications of the term post-digital? The conference takes afterglow as a metaphor for the present condition of digital culture, examining the geopolitical, infrastructural and bodily consequences of the excessive digitisation that has taken place over the course of the last three decades.
Whistleblowers, hackers, artists and activists get into dialogue to reflect on the art of disclosure, as a strategy of awareness and a modality to expose hidden bugs in the socio-political systems. Can we imagine a sustainable way to act in the digital info-sphere? Is it still possible to claim: “Information wants to be free”?
This stream offers insights into waste and mines, data and hardware—the long tails of unintended consequences—in a way that entangles issues of labour, geopolitics, economics, media and the Earth into a weird planetary constellation.
transmediale is involving you in this post orgasmic moment as a different and new reading of bodies and sexuality in a post-digital momentum. TRASHURE, as the hybrid name informs sliding between trashes and treasures, explores trans-cultural geographies of sexualities.
From the techniques employed to bring local governments onboard with open data, to developing self-run web tools and networks, to peer-based financial systems this special edition of Urban Knights focuses on governance and user-developer power relationships within decentralised systems for urban and civic living.
In line with the transmediale 2014 thematic this panel asks what today's burning net political questions are in the afterglow of the digital revolution? What has happened to the connection between the mainstreaming of the Internet and the ideology and politics of openness and freedom?
What does blackening out mean in the context of urban screens and what goes lost after the sudden shut-down and restart? How to find ways to restore or rethink information after this severe blackout? – a panel discussion with the CC artists, curators and the transmediale visitors.
Starting from Yoldas' project An Ecosystem of Excess and her artistic approach through speculative design and biology, this panel will analyze and discuss the impact on what we call "nature" and the term's ontological crisis.
Baruch Gottlieb and the transmediale 2014 residency artists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier will analyse the artists’ understanding of “infrastructure critique” attempting to elaborate the connections with and departures from McLuhan’s concept of “Media.”