Eric Kluitenberg and I have been working on Tactical Media Connections, a project that contains a number of projects including a publication (an Anthology of Tactical Media) and a series of exhibitions. As Tactical Media Connections we are invited to Transmediale 2016 in Berlin.
Tactical Media Connections project
Just before the December holidays we submitted the review manuscript of the Tactical Media Anthology to MIT Press, which contained a total of 50 newly written texts, so it will be quite a massive publication in the end. We have received one more new text and a few last others are on the way.
In the mean time our larger research / public events trajectory is meanwhile shaping up nicely. Exhibitions dates have been set with Framer Framed in Amsterdam (28 October – 11 December 2016) and with FACT in Liverpool (2 March – 21 May, 2017). We are very happy with the super constructive collaboration with both organisations.
Besides the exhibitions there will be extensive programs of public events. In both Amsterdam and Liverpool we will also organise a conference type event, each with a specific thematic focus and invited presentations. Details of these public events will follow this Spring and will also be announced on our Tactical Media Files blog.
Tactical Presence @ Transmediale 2016
The Tactical Media Connections project has been kindly invited to the Transmediale 2016 festival in Berlin. We will be participating in a number of programs there this year. The festival starts this Wednesday evening and runs till Sunday (February 3- 7, 2016). All events take place at the main venue, Haus der Kulturen Der Welt.
The programs we are participating in are:
– Panic Room Session: Post Digital Anxiety, on Friday Feb. 5, 14.00 – 18.00, Room: K1
– Tactical Media and the Archive (workshop), on Saturday Feb. 6, 18.00 – 21.00, Room: K2
– MediaActs (plenary panel), Sunday Feb. 7, 15.00 – 16.30, Room: Auditorium
Informal Tactical Media meet up at Transmediale
We want to use this opportunity of a lot of people converging at the Transmediale festival to hold an informal meet up for anyone involved or interested in the Tactical Media Connections project and the anthology. The aim is to meet an discuss where the project is right now and how its urgency and relevance can be strengthened further as we move towards the phase of public events and gatherings from the Fall of 2016 onwards.
The informal meet up will also take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt on Saturday from 15.00 – 17.00 in the Green Room.