Media archaeology is an academic method, but also an artistic practice and material inquiry. Playful, ironic aesthetics and critically historical approaches to media cultures and their technologies is gaining increased attention. We live in an archive of the media technological storage and of regurgitation of bygone times — such a situation requires artistic reactions and interventions.
The late afternoon workshop is led/facilitated by two key practitioners of this recent movement and organised in collaboration with CTM and transmediale. It forms a complement to ongoing practice and research at IXDM (Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures) / Critical Media Lab Basel (which includes the transmediale event Three Questions on Media Criticality. A Critical Media Salon, also on Sunday, February 1st).
Presentations and discussions of media archaeological projects in reference to the festival themes of both transmediale (Capture All) and CTM (Un Tune) as well as artist presentations are planned. The workshop is mainly aimed at young and/or emerging researchers/ artists and is also open to the general public.
IXDM’s Senior Researcher Jamie Allen’s interests lie in the ways that creative uses of technology teach us about who we are as individuals, cultures, and societies. Born in Canada, and working primarily between New York, the UK, Copenhagen, and now Basel, Jamie has been involved with emerging technologies as a designer, researcher, artist and teacher for over 12 years.
Shintaro Miyazaki is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, within the Academy of Art and Design, Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures in Basel. He studied Media Studies, Musicology, and Philosophy at the University of Basel and completed his Ph.D. on the media archaeology of computation and algorhythmics at Humboldt-University of Berlin in 2012 (under Wolfgang Ernst).