transmediale is a Berlin-based festival and year-round project that draws out new connections between art, culture and technology. The activities of transmediale aims at fostering a critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies. In the course of its 29 year history, the annual transmediale festival has turned into an essential event in the calendar of media art professionals, artists, activists and students from all over the world. The broad cultural appeal of the festival is recognized by the German federal government who supports the transmediale through its programme for beacons of contemporary culture. Read more
The in/compatible research conference took place on November 16 - 18 at the Vilém Flusser Archive of UdK Berlin with the support of the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living of Aarhus University. For 3 days PhD students, researchers and lecturers addressed and discussed the in/compatible theme of transmediale 2012.
Telekommunisten present R15N as a working telephone-based interactive installation which is available as a mobilization and engagement platform for the transmediale community. R15N was presented at the Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, in partnership with the reSource for transmedial culture. As the first International partner event of the reSource after transmediale 2k+12, the exhibition took place from 19 March to 6 April 2012.
As a beta project for the tm resource, we are organising an international PhD workshop and conference together with DARC, Aarhus Univ, hosted by UdK, Berlin. The workshop will focus on the theme of transmediale 2012: in/compatible.
The reSource for transmedial culture is a new framework for festival-related projects that happen throughout the year in the city of Berlin with decisive touchdowns at each festival. The statement of interest is a call for partners and collaborations on a number of additional projects in the process of creating a distributed platform throughout 2012 and beyond, by envisioning the festival as a peer-production context of knowledge and research.
The reSource for transmedial culture constitutes a substantial part of the transmediale 2012 programme with a constellation of workshops, talks and performances distributed into five different sub-themes: reSource Methods, reSource Activism, reSource Networks, reSource Markets, reSource Sex.
The reSource for transmedial culture presents a series of workshop during transmediale, dealing with art and technology, hacktivism and politics. Registration for all workshops is possible via the online form on our website.
In the reSource programme, together with talks, panels and artistic presentations, some performances are taking place. At the opening night, Morten Riis will construct and play his Steam Machine Music, a homebuilt mechanical instrument made mostly from vintage Meccano parts.
The reSource for transmedial culture team would like to thank warmly all the participants and visitors! Two weeks after transmediale 2k12, things are getting back to normal in the transmediale office, even though there is still a general feeling of both reveling and melancholia in the air. It was a great festival and a big success for all of us!