in/compatible.research workshop & conference


in/compatible.research workshop & conference

reSource PhD conference Plenary Session
reSource PhD conference Plenary Session

The in/compatible research conference took place on November 16 - 18 at the Vilém Flusser Archive of UdK Berlin with the support of the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living of Aarhus University. For 3 days PhD students, researchers and lecturers addressed and discussed the in/compatible theme of transmediale 2012.

in/compatible Research Workshop/Conference
November 16–18, 2011

Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Künste, Berlin.


International PhD workshop and conference, organised by the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living (Aarhus University), in collaboration with the reSource for transmedial culture (transmediale festival for art and digital culture, Berlin) and Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Künste, Berlin.


In  the context of developing a platform for knowledge exchange, and research across the arts and sciences, transmediale and the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living (Aarhus University) have established a partnership to foster new forms of collaborative peer-review and knowledge dissemination. Departing from the theme of the 25th transmediale festival upcoming in February 2012: in/compatible, a PhD workshop and symposium is taking place on November 16–18, at the Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Künste, Berlin.


This event addresses the theme of the transmediale festival in a number of ways: in/compatible interfaces, in/compatible methods, and in/compatible markets, focusing on the unresolved tensions in-between different technologies, their cultures of production and use, as well as the tensions between different approaches to contemporary media culture. The PhD workshop and the symposium will lead to a collaborative peer-reviewed publication presented as part of the programme of the festival in 2012.


The actual workshop is restricted to PhD students. However an evening programme at the Vilèm Flusser Archive is open to the public. Seating is limited.


Participants of Conference:

Christian Ulrik Andersen (DK), Tatiana Bazzichelli (IT/DE), Claudia  Becker (DE), Morten Breinbjerg (DK), Geoff Cox (UK/DK), Kristoffer Gansing (SE/DE), Andrew Murphie (AU), Jussi Parikka (FI), Søren Pold  (DK), Cornelia Sollfrank (DE).

Keynotes: Tiziana Terranova (IT), Siegfried Zielinski (DE).


Participants of PhD workshop:

Cesar Baio (BR/DE), Zach Blas (USA), Jacob Gaboury (USA), Baruch  Gottlieb (CA/DE), Ioana Jucan (RO/USA), Tero Karppi (FI), Thomas  Bjoernsten Kristensen (DK), Aymeric Mansoux (FR/NL), Rosa Menkman (NL), Gabriel Menotti Gonring (BR/UK), Anne Popiel (USA/DE), Morten Riis (DK), Lasse Scherffig (DE), Mathias Tarasiewics (AT), Marie Thompson (UK), Nina Wenhart (AT), Carolin Wiedemann (DE).


Artistic interventions:

Alberto de Campo (DE), Dmytri Kleiner (CA/DE) & the Telekommunisten Network.



// DAY 1 - Wednesday 16 Nov


18.00 - 18.10 INTRODUCTION / Tatiana Bazzichelli & Christian Ulrik Andersen

18.10 – 19.00 KEYNOTE / Siegfried Zielinski, moderated by Kristoffer Gansing

19:15 PANEL / What methods allow for the investigation of neglected histories and technologies? How to use the tensions between various approaches productively?

- 19.15­ - 20.30 short presentations by Cornelia Sollfrank, Morten Breinbjerg, Jussi Parikka, Søren Pold/Christian Ulrik Andersen and moderated discussion by Claudia Becker.


// DAY 2 - Thursday 17 Nov


18.30 - 18.40 INTRODUCTION

18.40 - 19.30 KEYNOTE / Tiziana Terranova, moderated by Geoff Cox // CANCELLED due to illness, alternatively: ::R15N:: (beta-test) by Dmytri Kleiner & the Telekommunisten

19:45 PANEL / Knowledge production relates to different economical frameworks, but how to avoid the deadening forces of marketisation? Can this be reconceptualised outside the confines of financial capitalism?

- 19.45 - 20.45 short presentations by Andrew Murphie, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Søren Pold/Christian Ulrik Andersen, and moderated discussion by Geoff Cox.
- 20.45 - 21.00 transmediale statement by Kristoffer Gansing

- 21.15 - late: open interventions and VJ performances by the workshop participants + bar


// DAY 3 - Friday 18 Nov

14.30 - 16.30 PLENARY SESSION / what next? A common reflection on in/compatible research practices, hosted by the reSource for transmedial culture, moderated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, with the participants of the programme (and you!).


Ongoing artistic experiments:

::R15N:: (beta-test) by Dmytri Kleiner & the Telekommunisten Network

Flusser's “Vampyroteuthis infernalis” by Alberto de Campo


Collaborating Institutions:

Digital Aesthetics Research Centre ( is located at Aarhus University, Denmark, and functions as a shared intellectual resource that researches current topics across the arts and technology sectors.


Centre for Digital Urban Living ( is based at Aarhus University, and is involved in strategic research of new forms of digital urban living affeced by the societal and technological development of a new digital economy.


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