Billy Lumby was born and raised in London where he studied Philosophy before entering the film world, working as a creative assistant to directors such as Harmony Korine, Terry Richardson, Mike Figgis and Jonas Akerlund. He now works as a writer and director.
In a society ruled by algorithms, data is always at play. The drive towards the quantification of everything means that we are all contributing to a state of permanent capture of life into data. As citizens, workers and players of the networks we (often involuntarily) double as sensors for bodies of global data collection, working for the potential extraction of value everywhere and increasing the productivity of everyday life.
Call for participation, Ph.D research workshop.Datafied Research relates to the artistic call of transmediale 2015 CAPTURE ALL that “sets out to investigate and propose actions that push against the limits of today’s pervasive quantification of life, work and play”. | Workshop in Hong Kong, 17-22 Oct 2014., organised by Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University; transmediale/art&digitalculture; School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.Read full post.
Bringing technology into discourse with natural history, Martin Howse and Rosemary Lee will lead a guided walk through the Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin. Discussing themes such as mining, post-humanity, media geology, and ecology in relation to the collections of the museum, they invite new interpretations of the earth's materiality, the deep past, and humans' relation to it. | 12 July 2014, 14:00-17:00, Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstraße 43, 10115 Berlin | Read full post.
For Speisekino #16 in this year's season, transmediale presents a video-lecture featuring the everyday video cultures of Moabit/Sprengelkiez, bordercrossing food and a transmediale "in-between festivals" screening. | 19 September 2014,19:00 (doors open, food at 19:30 for 5 €) at ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics. | Read full post.
The Magical Secrecy Tour: June 5, 2014 – a year after Snowden. 8 hours by bus into the surveillance culture of Berlin | June 5, 2014 marks one year since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was introduced to a worldwide public. transmediale/resource teams up with N.K. Projekt, and Leslie Dunton-Downer for exploring Berlin as the global capital of informed response and resistance to mass surveillance. Read full post.
On 4 May 2014, 15:00, the artist Pinar Yoldas will talk about current findings of scientific research on biofilms with microbiologist Regine Hengge against the background of her exhibition An Ecosystem of Excess.. Moderated by the art historian Ingeborg Reichle, they will discuss the future development of our marine ecosystems which are polluted by plastic garbarge. Read full post.
transmediale collaborates with the International Triennial of New Media Art in Beijing, China: Our artistic director Kristoffer Gansing was part of their advisory board and former artist in residence in our Vilém Flusser Programme for Artistic Research, Pinar Yoldas, exhibits work An Ecosystem of Excess this summer in Beijing (starting 10 June). Read full post.