Before we will have the definitive answer on where digital art practices fit into the universal cultural legacy of artistic practices a great majority of the works may have become inaccessible, trapped in obsolete formats or disintegrating on unstable physical media.
This event and book launch discuss media archaeology in relation to technical media arts and digital culture. It revolves around two recently released media theory books: Wolfgang Ernst’s Digital Memory and the Archive and Jussi Parikka’s What is Media Archaeology?.
The transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2013 will be held by Ian Hacking. In his lecture Pluto, Plutocrats & Plutonium, the world renowned Canadian philosopher Ian Hacking will root out the importance of classification and naming to our ways of inhabiting and acting in the world. >> Read more.
Ludic Interfaces is focusing on playful practices and theoretical approaches based on the intersection of art, design and digital media. Of interest are artistic-creative designs of experimental projects in relation to human-computer-interaction and the intermediation of these.