In a society ruled by algorithms, data is always at play.
From 28 January to 1 February CTM' sister festival, transmediale 2015, explores the current ongoing capture of life into data as quantification becomes part of our daily routines. Value can now potentially be extracted from everything, and productivity can be measured in all fields of life. This particularly redefines the relation between work and play as ludic and participatory structures are purposefully used to render personal information traceable, social relationships and behavioural patterns recognisable. Life is increasingly governed by a logic of CAPTURE ALL as a never-ending enterprise of predictive control.
Taking place at the iconic House of World Cultures, a dense programme of conferences, screenings, workshops, an exhibition, and performances – some of which presented in collaboration with CTM – invite for critical debate and exchange.
Starting already 9 January, Vorspiel 2015 is a joint effort by transmediale and CTM to create and strengthen the network and scene of cultural actors and institutions in Berlin. More than 30 project spaces, galleries and institutions that engage with digital art & culture and experimental sounds & music create a distributed programme of exhibitions, performances, concerts, presentations and other formats.
See our ticket section for joint transmediale and CTM passes, that give access to the events of both festivals.