Your Next Nature guide to Transmediale 2019

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January 18th 2019

Berlin is kicking off its cultural season with the not-to-miss 23th installment of Transmediale. This year the digital art/culture festival focuses on how feelings are made into objects of technological design, and asks what role emotions and empathy play within digital culture.

We combed the program so you don't have to:

How to Grow and Use Your Feelers (Workshop. Wednesday from 11:00 to 14:00

Donna Harrway's writings inspired the interdisciplinary techno-feminist research group #purplenoise to immerse us in a world of “feelers” as symbols for an extended human sensorium.

Algorithmic Intimacies (Talk. Saturday from 12:00 to 13:30)

Intimacy is a crucial element of domestic life, yet there's a deficit in current understandings of how technologies are used within algorithmic intimacies. In this talk, fembots, virtual assistants and dating apps are discussed to reflect upon how today’s algorithmic lives are felt.

Knitting and Knotting Love (Keynote. Saturday from 18:00 to 19:30)

How do you love? And how is this love traversed through networks? In their performative lecture at transmediale 2019, Shaka McGlotten tracks a networked experience of love.

Alter Media (Screening. Saturday from 19:30 to 21:30)

From global connectedness bridging unimaginable distances to data abuse, automated opinion manipulation and unrestrained marketing strategies. This screening depicts a broad spectrum of lived experiences with the media spheres of our time.

Actress + Young Paint (live AI/AV) (Performance. Saturday from 21:30 to 22:30)

Meet the AI-based character that spends its time programming Actress’ sonic palette. Expect a life-size projection of the AI working in a virtual studio, coming together with a physical performance on stage.

Cover image: Rory Pilgrim, Software Garden, 2018. Courtesty of the artist and andriesse-eyck galerie Some rights reserved. (Performance: Friday from 20:00 to 21:00)

Transmediale 2019 takes place from 31 January to 3 February 2019 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Tickets.

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