in/compatible Research – Workshop/Conference
November 16–18, 2011
Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Vilém Flusser Archive, Aula 110, 1st floor
Grunewaldstr. 2-5, 10823 Berlin – (U7 Kleistpark)
International PhD workshop and conference, organised by the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living (Aarhus University), in collaboration with the reSource for transmedial culture (transmediale festival, Berlin) and Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Künste, Berlin.
In the context of developing a platform for knowledge exchange, and research across the arts and sciences, transmediale festival (Berlin) and Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living (Aarhus University) have established a partnership to foster new forms of collaborative peer-review and knowledge dissemination. Departing from the theme of the upcoming transmediale festival in 2012: in/compatible, a PhD workshop and conference is taking place on November 16–18, at the Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Künste, Berlin.
This event addresses the theme of the transmediale festival in a number of ways: in/compatible interfaces, in/compatible methods, and in/compatible markets, focusing on the unresolved tensions in-between different technologies, their cultures of production and use, as well as the tensions between different approaches to contemporary media culture. The PhD workshop and the conference will lead to a collaborative peer-reviewed publication presented as part of the programme of the festival in 2012.
The actual workshop is restricted to the PhD students selected from an open call this summer. However, the conference programme and the plenary session will be open to the public.
Keynotes: Tiziana Terranova (it), Siegfried Zielinski (de).
Conference Participants: Christian Ulrik Andersen (dk), Tatiana Bazzichelli (it/de), Claudia Becker (de), Morten Breinbjerg (dk), Geoff Cox (uk/dk), Kristoffer Gansing (se/de), Andrew Murphie (au), Jussi Parikka (fi), Søren Pold (dk), Cornelia Sollfrank (de).
Artistic Interventions: Alberto de Campo (de), Dmytri Kleiner (ca/de) & the Telekommunisten Network.
PhD Workshop Participants: Cesar Baio (br/de), Zach Blas (usa), Jacob Gaboury (usa), Baruch Gottlieb (ca/de), Ioana Jucan (ro/usa), Tero Karppi (fi), Thomas Bjoernsten Kristensen (dk), Magnus Lawrie (uk), Aymeric Mansoux (fr/nl), Rosa Menkman (nl), Gabriel Menotti Gonring (br/uk), Anne Popiel (usa/de), Morten Riis (dk), Lasse Scherffig (de), Matthias Tarasiewicz (at), Marie Thompson (uk), Nina Wenhart (at), Carolin Wiedemann (de).
in/compatible Research – Conference Programme:
Day 1 – Wednesday 16 Nov
in/compatible interfaces and methods
18.00–18.10 Tatiana Bazzichelli & Christian Ulrik Andersen – introduction
18.10–19.00 Keynote: Siegfried Zielinski, moderated by Kristoffer Gansing
What methods allow for the investigation of neglected histories and technologies? How to use the tensions between various approaches productively?
19.15¬–20.30 short presentations by Cornelia Sollfrank, Morten Breinbjerg, Jussi Parikka, Søren Pold/Christian Ulrik Andersen and moderated discussion by Claudia Becker.
Day 2 – Thursday 17 Nov
in/compatible methods and markets
18.40–19.30 Keynote: Tiziana Terranova, moderated by Geoff Cox
Knowledge production relates to different economical frameworks, but how to avoid the deadening forces of marketisation? Can this be reconceptualised outside the confines of financial capitalism?
19.45–20.45 short presentations by Andrew Murphie, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Søren Pold/Christian Ulrik Andersen, and moderated discussion by Geoff Cox.
20.45–21.00 transmediale statement – Kristoffer Gansing
21.15–late: bar + open interventions by the workshop participants
Day 3 – Friday 18 Nov
15.00–17.00 What next? A common reflection on in/compatible research practices hosted by the reSource for transmedial culture and moderated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, with the participants of the programme and the public audience.
Ongoing artistic experiments:
::R15N:: (beta-test) by Dmytri Kleiner & the Telekommunisten Network
“Varia Zoosystematica Profundorum – Experimental studies in deep sea communication” by Alberto de Campo