Tuesday, January 14, 2014

"unpainted" - 1st german media art fair

From January 17th to 20th, the first media art fair - "unpainted" - will take place in Munich. The event includes panels, exhibitions, workshops, concerts - and the fair itself.
Panelists include curators Lindsay Howard, Ole Fach and Kim Asendorf. Chicks on Speed are going to perform on Friday and Rafaël Rozendaal will host a BYOB event. For the complete program see http://www.unpainted.net/en/the-fair/

"This coming winter (Jan 17-20, 2014), UNPAINTED will become Munich’s first-ever fair for digital art and new media art. Background: Big data, cloud, network neutrality, Facebook and Twitter… these technologies have such a large impact on our society and the art production.
Artworks made by using new technologies are no longer only on the margins. UNPAINTED is breaking new ground. More than 50 exhibitors will presents the digital age from an artistic perspective."

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

transmediale 2014 - afterglow

In a couple of weeks time, berlin media art festival and conference transmediale will start again. this year's topic "afterglow" will investigate the darker sides of post-digital culture, such as e-waste, dumps and mines as well as security issues.

The conference's three sections discuss digital materialities ("An afterglow of the mediatic"), strategic infrastructures ("Hashes to Ashes" and the body of the digital ("Will you be my TRASHURE?").

More to follow soon.