Exhibition: Beyond the Interface, curated by Marc Garrett, Julian Stadon (more info here).
Date: 10-12 September 2014, Faculty for Architecture Level 5, Technical Universsity campus, Arcisstrasse 21 80333 Munich. With: Erica Scourti, Jennifer Chan, Branger_Briz, Julian Oliver, Mez Breeze, Heath Bunting, Pierre Proske, Genetic Moo, Zach Blas.
Panel: Disrupting the Market
Thursday 11 September, 2014 02:00 PM, ISMAR 2014, Technical University of Munich, Boltzmannstraße 15, 85748 Garching /Munich. With: Heath Bunting, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Annette Domz and Wolf Lieser. Chaired by Marc Garrett
This panel looks at alternative approaches to understanding creative digital industries, marketing and power, and focuses on the boundary between cultural and financial, governmental and political economies. The speakers will examine a range of tactical strategies and disruptive approaches as part of an evaluation of the economic hierarchies in contemporary society and creative production. This discourse will present recent examples that critique traditional approaches to participation within market driven systems, with a particular focus on networked culture, mixed realities, social media, ubiquitous computing, and mass surveillance.
Info: Wednesday 27 August 2014, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Room 120, London
On Wednesday 27 August 2014, I will give a presentation about my curatorial methodology based on the concept of networking digital communities, describing the experience of the reSource transmedial culture berlin in the context of the Royal Geography Society Annual Conference 2014, at the Imperial College London. The workshop, with the title “Spatialities of Co-Creation, Collaboration and Peer Production in the Digital Age: Creative Networks”, is organised by Penny Travlou (University of Edinburgh), Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett (Furtherfield).
This session looks at novel models of creativity in reference to collaborative practices, co-creation and peer production focusing on their spatiality within a transglobal and digitally-fused environment. Within this context, creativity is understood as a synergy of spaces, practices and artifacts, interlinked in such a manner that their singularity(-ies) form an assemblage. We can consider creativity, and subsequent knowledge formation, as forms of social interaction rather than the outcomes of social activities. Whilst we commonly perceive creativity as the product of the individual artist, or creative ensemble, from this perspective creativity can also be considered an emergent phenomenon of communities, driving change and facilitating individual or ensemble creativity. Creativity can be a performative activity released when engaged through and by a community. Creativity, thus, can be also regarded as an emergent property of relations, of communities. As James Leach (2004), the British anthropologist, suggests creativity can be proposed as a collective becoming where the creation of new things, and the ritualized forms of exchange enacted around them, function to “create” individuals and bind them in social groups, thus “creating” the community they inhabit and generate new places in the landscape.
Following this theoretical framework, this session looks at the spatiality of novel forms of creativity presenting examples of creative landscapes. The selected papers focus and reflect on one of the following issues:
JUNE 17-18, 2014, Palazzo del Canonica, Via Sant’Agnese 2 » Room SA.112 Frassati, Milan, IT
The contemporary city represents a new context of experimentation in terms of languages of communication, aesthetics and media consumption. The most immediate result is a new sense of place, fed and inspired by a massive presence of screen media. Sentient city and Screencity are just some of the most recent formulations attempting to tackle the emerging trends taking place in the contemporary urban environment. Intercepting the research of media studies, (media) architecture, (post-)cinema studies, aesthetics, semiotics of space and philosophy, the workshop invites to focus on the multifaceted perspectives on the contemporary city. Moving images are presented quite ubiquitously by means of diverse devices, such as media-façades, media-buildings, mobile screen media, smartphones, etc. In this sense, the city is to be intended both as a text itself and as the place of the embodied experience. This highlights on the one hand the need of critical understanding of contemporary culture and politics as saturated by media technologies; on the other hand, the crucial role of the individual in his/her phenomenological dimension is underscored. Read more here.
Berlin is a city that changes constantly, and constantly remains the same. As the fictional city of Eutropia described by Italo Calvino in the Invisible Cities (1972), it can be considered as a multiple city that is ‘not one city but many, of equal size and not unlike one another.’ For many, Berlin is the city of flows, of the precariousness and the temporary. In her keynote presentation, Tatiana Bazzichelli will describe her activity as networker, curator and researcher during the past ten years in the city of Berlin. In her recent experiences as Postdoc Researcher at the Centre for Digital Culture, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and as curator at transmediale festival, she worked by converging interdisciplinary fluxes—artistic, mediatic, political, economical, bodily. By running the reSource transmedial culture berlin (the initiative of transmediale that happens throughout the year in the city of Berlin: www.transmediale.de/resource), she has brought artists, cultural producers and activists into a dialogue crossing different practices and languages: from radio stations to exhibition spaces, from music venues to queer parties, from independent cinema projects to open source cultural spaces. By reflecting on the glocal character of a city of flows, this presentation focuses on the modalities of networking as a ‘montage method,’ interlinking hybrid disciplines, spaces, media and practices—applying an intermedia perspective, as previously artists and cultural producers from the Fluxus tradition have done.
The 11th NECS Graduates Workshop is organized with the support of ScreencityLab.