Things are what they are—but could they be different?
transmediale 2018 face value is probing the values, as well as the processes of value creation, that have contributed to our present moment of extreme political, economic, and cultural divides. As populism gains traction and reactionary voices grow louder and louder in today's mediasphere and beyond, how can artists, cultural workers, and speculative theorists respond to the current politics of taking things at face value and, at the same time, face their own values? How does one name biases and exploitative mechanisms for what they are, in order to formulate new ways to resist, deconstruct, or move beyond them?
More info here: 2018.transmediale.de/
Among the first confirmed participants are Eric Baudelaire, CAMP (Shaina Anand & Ashok Sukumaran), Florian Cramer, Aria Dean, Demystification Committee, Angela Nagle, Lisa Nakamura, Stefan Panhans, and Andrea Winkler.