Vom 01. bis 06. Februar findet in Berlin die transmediale 2011 statt. Neben einem spannenden Programm möchte ich besonders auf einen Tipp hinweisen, der uns am Wochenende erreichte. Das Vilem Flusser Archiv ist auf der transmediale mit einem speziellen Programm präsent.
Da die meisten Vorträge in Englisch gehalten werden, nachfolgend die Meldung im englischen Original - es gibt ein paar Links auf deutsche Seiten im Text:
satellite programm: Flusserian Philosophical Fridays
Every second Friday, the artists and scientists in residence at the Vilém Flusser Archive at the Berlin University of Art get together to read, study and discuss the thought and work of Vilém Flusser. On the special occasion of the transmediale.11, their discussion series will take place weekly and will be open to everybody who would like to participate in the discussions. We will read selections from Flusser‘s newly translated books: Into the Universe of Technical Images and Writing: Does IT have a Future? which will soon be published by the University of Minnesota Press.
These events will be held in English.
Friday 28 January 2011: Discussing the text Into the Universe of Technical Images
Friday 04 February 2011: Discussing the text Writing: Does IT have a Future?
Archive open: 12.30
Discussion start: 13.00
The Archive will also be open during its regular Tuesday opening hours on Tuesday 01 February 2011, 14:30 - 17:30
Participants: Claudia Becker, Baruch Gottlieb, Rodrigo Novaes & Siegfried Zielinski
Exhibition @ HKW
Hypertext Prototype 2
The Flusser Hypertext Prototype 2 was originally produced in 1992 by the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of today’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). TheHypertext Protype 2 is futuristic model of a new “multimedia study system” based on the lecture Schreiben fürs Publizieren by Vilém Flusser held on the 2 March 1989 on invitation of ITAS. The original Hypertext Prototype 2 was given to the _Vilém_Flusser_Archive in 2007. The Flusser Hypertext has languished for almost 20 years, trapped in its original Apple Performa 630 chassis, until IT was retrieved and rehabilitated in 2010 by the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv under Claudia Becker.
The Flusser Hypertext at transmediale.11 is a clone of the Hypertext Prototype 2 and is running on an Apple Macintosh System of the time when the Hypertext was produced. The _Vilém_Flusser_Archive is currently working on a weborientated porting.
SCREENING @ HKW (Theatersaal)
McLuhan vs Flusser vs McLuhan vs Flusser presents: Global Village Idiots - a speculative encounter between visionaries of media theory Marshall McLuhan and Vilém Flusser.
Start 05.02.2011: 12.00 p.m.
Vilém Flusser and Marshall McLuhan were arguably two of the most important thinkers of the early Internet Age. Unfortunately both left us before many of the changes they foresaw had come to be. What would they have thought of our current age of ubiquitous networked computing? Both thinkers forsaw in electronic images the beginnings of a cultural turn, away from the the high specialization in the literacy of the modern period, towards a retrieval of a sort of tribal consciousness as images become more powerful.
This screening will feature selections of rare historic video and film documents where each thinker describes his fears and hopes for an age of technical images.
Screening of McLuhan and Flusser archival material with introduction and discussion led by Baruch Gottlieb, researcher at the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv, and Claudia Becker
Vilém Flusser Theory Award
The Vilém Flusser Theory Award (VFTA) promotes innovative media theory and practice-oriented research exploring current and pending positions in digital art, media culture and networked society. Echoing media philosopher and cultural nomad Vilém Flusser's unique investigative, cross-disciplinary and analytic approach, the Award is a call to reflect upon, act and challenge the rapidly changing technological and societal conditions that underpin the contours of digital culture. The call is open to publications, positions, and projects from a broad range of theoretical, artistic, critical or design-based research that seeks to establish and define new forms of exchange, vocabularies and cultural dialogue. The Vilém Flusser Theory Award was initiated in 2008 as a collaboration with the Vilém_Flusser_Archive of the University of Arts, Berlin (UdK).