From cryptocurrencies and hacktivism to the rise of the right wing. Join experts, activists and all like-minded people to discuss the current state of our society, culture, and technology at this year’s transmediale festival.
transmediale is truly a one-of-a-kind project. Most people associate the name with over a week long festival held every winter in Berlin, but in fact, it is much more than that. transmediale first saw the light of this world thirty years ago, and ever since it’s been analyzing and providing discourse about contemporary culture, politics, and its link to media, technology, and art, holding events all year long as well as offering a residency program. Thus, the annual transmediale/festival is only a culmination of exhaustive research, preparations, and rehearsing.
This year’s edition, titled “face value,” comprises of a plethora of panel talks, presentations, performances, DJ sets, screenings, and an exhibition on top of that. Taking place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt from Wednesday Jan 31 to Sunday Feb 4, it will allow the visitors to delve into the diverse topics concerning social change, activism, art, and technological progress—amongst many others—and, possibly, broaden their minds and expand their horizons with mind-blowing insights and stimulations.
The program is truly packed, and we advise you to check it out very thoroughly in order not to miss anything, but we still picked a few tips for those who cannot decide what to see. Of course, the opening night on Wednesday the 31st is always the best way to kick off the festival and network with fellow enthusiasts, with its exhibition opening, installations, performances and much more. James Ferraro, critical futurist hailing from the US, will present his science fiction opera called “Plague”, specially commissioned for transmediale. If you’re a bit low on funds, don’t worry – there are free DJ sets almost every night from some of our very favorite artists: Ziúr, Mechatork, or Kablam.
For more info about the program and tickets, visit the transmediale website, and keep up to date with the latest news by signing up to the Facebook event. See you all at HKW, and don’t worry if you can’t make it this time – we’re here to bring a report for you!
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