As a part of our (Galia Offri & mine) involvement in this year’s Transmediale Festival in Berlin we participated in a panel discussion titled “Lost in The Open”. The focus of the discussion which I moderated was to hash out some of the challenges for Free Culture beyond its epic battles against centralized institutions, record companies, major film studios, copyright regimes…
I am including here the videos for the full panel beginning with introductions by the 5 panelists and continuing with the full discussion and audience Q&A.
“We prepare every year the biggest Free Culture show ever” (Simona Levy)
Announced by Stephen Kovats, Transmediale Artistic Director, jury member Micz Flor, Claudia Becker of the _Vilém_Flusser_Archiv in Berlin and Mark Surman, Mozilla CEO and this year's speaker at the Marshall McLuhan Lecture, on Saturday 5 February at the House of World Cultures, The winners of the 2011 Transmediale Awards:
Jordan Crandall is this year's winner of the Vilém Flusser Theory Award. A few days ago he presented his written piece GATHERINGS 1: EVENT, AGENCY, AND PROGRAM in a performance lecture at the Auditorium.
With RESPONSE:ABILITY, transmediale.11 puts forward a call to action in terms of how we live on and with the Internet today. Eyebeamers certainly have taken on the challenge: if you're in Berlin in early February, check it out! Mark Shepard's 2010 Eyebeam/V2_ residency project, Serendiptor, is nominated for a transmediale Award, as is Scott Kildall's Wikipedia Art with Nathaniel Stern.