A project for spaces and actors at the intersection of art, technology and the politics of digital culture. The 'reSource' is a programme of the transmediale festival for art and digital culture, that happens throughout the year in the city of Berlin. Activities include residencies, curated and partner events as well as a research and dialogue with institutions, independent spaces as well as individual actors in digital culture.

With the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research, the Vilém Flusser Archive at the University of Arts (UdK) and transmediale are calling upon artistic research to actively explore the capabilities and limitations of transdisciplinary and transmedial situations in contemporary culture. | Submission Deadline: 30 November 2015

Vorspiel venue | DAM GALLERY  © DAM GALLERY

For the upcoming edition of 2016, transmediale and CTM festival will again cooperate with the Berlin network of project spaces, galleries, independent cultural actors as well as cultural institutions. We want to warmly invite you to take part in Vorspiel 2016.

Opening performance by Nenad Popov at SPEKTRUM

A meetup for spaces and actors at the intersection of art, technology and the politics of digital culture. Organised by transmediale/reSource in cooperation with SPEKTRUM. Participants include Art Laboratory Berlin, Panke, SPEKTRUM, Serhat Köksal (Istanbul), Kristoffer Gansing (transmediale).

Serhat Köksal and Zeynep Sarikartal, live audivisual performance

This Speisekino focuses on media actions and re-actions in the aftermath of social movements, political turmoil and their (darkish) phase-transitions. It points forward to the transmediale 2016 “Conversation Piece”. | 4 September 2015, 19:00 (doors open, food at 19:30, films at 21:00) at ZK/U. 

Dinner-salon : the absence of objects and the presence of discussions

Market for Immatieral Value is an investigation on creating and disseminating art in the era of immaterial economy. Valentina and Pieter are looking over a capitalist horizon and share their findings and ideas. 

Call for participation, Ph.D. research workshop

Call for participation, Ph.D research workshop. The research/Ph.D. workshop EXCESSIVE RESEARCH relates to the announcement of transmediale 2016 "Conversation Piece" which examines some of the compulsive activities of contemporary digital culture.| Workshop in Liverpool, UK, Nov 03-05, 2015, Online activity, from Sept 28, 2015.

On the occasion of Polymorphism #14: Holly Herndon the designduo Metahaven created two limited edition long sleeve t-shirt designs in cooperation with independent journalist and internet activist Jacob Appelbaum and Holly Herndon – and supported by CTM and transmediale.

One year ago, on June 5th, 2014, we commemorated 1-year of Snowden leaks and debates around the contemporary surveillance complex with 'The Magical Secrecy Tour' (see below). Two years on, the debate has not slowed down or lost it sense of urgency. 

Datafied Research

The current issue of A Peer-reviewed Journal About Post-digital Research (Volume 4 issue 1) is now online. This issue examines the implications of datafication for research. It addresses the thematic framework of the 2015 transmediale festival “Capture All” as a research topic: “to investigate and propose actions that push against the limits of today’s pervasive quantification of life, work and play”, as the call explains. Indeed, to what extent does data “capture all” – even research? 

Still taken from video by Simon Klose

Videos of The Magical Secrecy Tour by Simon Klose. On June 5, 2014, transmediale teamed up with N.K. Projekt, and Leslie Dunton-Downer for exploring Berlin as the global capital of informed response and resistance to mass surveillance. (Event also featured at transmediale 2015.) 

Market for Immaterial Value by Valentina Karga and Pieterjan Grandry

For the Vilém Flusser Residency Programme for Artistic Research 2015, we are pleased to announce that jury members have selected Valentina Karga and Pieterjan Grandry’s project Market for Immaterial Value.

Photo by Svenja Schulte

Understanding Post-digital Cultural Forms was an intensive One-Day Review Summit organized by transmediale in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office and hosted by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 10 November 2014.