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In January 2020 we will organize a research workshop together with KIM research group at HfG Karlsruhe to explore AI from the perspective of its limits and vulnerabilities in order to study how AI works—and how it fails. Submit your proposal until 10 November!

Image Source: “Neural Networks are Easily Fooled”, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1412.1897.pdf

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The 8th issue of the open-access journal APRJA under the title Machine Feeling is out now! It is a result of our ongoing collaboration with Aarhus University as part of which we annually organize a research/PhD workshop related to our festival themes. The call for the upcoming workshop Research Networks is open until 30 September. 

Carolina García Cataño
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Uneasy Alliances

The second issue of the transmediale/journal aims to investigate how new forms of acting in solidarity can be built by connecting artistic, tech, and activist approaches.

Associated with the festival theme of transmediale 2020, the next PhD/research workshop asks how we think about networks under post-digital conditions and what this means for research. Submit your proposal now!

The panelists of Machine Feeling at transmediale 2019. Photo: Laura Fiorio, transmediale, CC BY NC-SA 4.0

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Join us for a dinner performance and reading at ACUD MACHT NEU! Our current Vilém Flusser resident will prepare Brazilian food inspired by her research and dialogue with local communities in Brazil.

Affective Infrastructures

The third issue of the transmediale/journal provides a kaleidoscopic view of possible interpretations of how the notion of infrastructures can be understood in relation to affect. 

Hatsune Miku is back in Berlin: On 10 October Future Soundscapes Festival once again presents her “Still Be Here” performance which we commissioned and presented together with CTM during our 2016 editions.
"Still Be Here" explores Hatsune Miku as the crystallisation of collective desires, embodied in the form of a teal-haired virtual idol, forever 16.

"Still Be Here", performance by Hatsune Miku. Photo: transmediale // design akademie berlin CC BY SA 4.0

On 17 August our artistic director Kristoffer Gansing will be part of the panel Time and Motion After the Postdigital in the framework of the symposium Contemporary Art and Digitalisation at Göteborgs Konsthall. 

Kristoffer Gansing at transmediale 2017

We regret to mark the all too early passing of Sascha Pohflepp. An artist and thinker who participated in transmediale several times, Sascha was always a powerhouse of ideas and creative energy with, as many have noted, a seemingly magical capacity to be everywhere at once. We will all miss you, Sascha.

Our long-time partner festival CTM has announced their 2020 festival under the title LIMINAL. The 21st edition will take place from 24 January to 2 February 2020 at various Berlin venues such as Berghain, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Radialsystem V, and Kunstquartier Bethanien. 

CTM 2020

Join us for the Unite & Shine March on 19 May! As one of 2000 other art and culture institutions who have signed the Declaration of the Many we support their efforts toward a Europe of the Many, solidarity instead of privilege and free art. 

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We are excited to announce Dr. Nora O Murchú as the new artistic director of transmediale. Commencing the role from the 2021 edition, O Murchú will be the festival’s fifth artistic director and the first woman to take this position in its 33-year history.

Nora O Murchú. Photo: Conor Buckley, transmediale, CC BY-SA 4.0

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