The annual PhD workshop aims to provide a forum for emerging researchers to enter into speculation, critique, exchange, and dialog about their research topic. Read more

The PhD workshop Research Networks took place in response to the theme of transmediale 2020 End to End and focused on the pervasiveness of networks and their limits in the present and future.

The PhD workshop Machine Feeling took place in response to the theme of transmediale 2019 and focused on the ability of technologies to capture and structure feelings and experiences that are active, in flux, and situated in the present.

The research/PhD workshop RESEARCH VALUES contributed to the transmediale festival program of 2018, which took place under the title of face value, which aimed to take stock of current affairs, to recognize things for what they are before saying how they could be different.

The PhD workshop MACHINE RESEARCH responded to the 2017 festival edition of transmediale, ever elusive, which focused on the elusive character of media and technological change and tried to develop more nuanced perspectives on the nonhuman.

EXCESSIVE RESEARCH related to transmediale/conversationpiece 2016, which examined some of the compulsive activities of contemporary digital culture in which we are encouraged to stay active, to make, to share and to secure.

The PhD workshop DATAFIED RESEARCH related to the theme of transmediale 2015 CAPTURE ALL. In this context, the workshop aimed at questioning the quantification of all aspects of life. It sought out analyses and responses that “outsmart and outplay” the logic of capturing everything applied by corporate as well as scientific communities.

In conjunction with transmediale 2014 the PhD workshop Post-digital Research aimed at exploring what, in the afterglow of digital art and culture, lies beyond the digital as a form of existence.

Researching BWPWAP reflected on the festival theme of the following year, BWPWAP (Back When Pluto Was a Planet). Like the festival, it interrogated techno-cultural processes of displacement and invention, asking for artistic and speculative responses to new cultural imaginaries.

The PhD workshop in/compatible research explored the compatibility and incompatibility of various objects, processes, and systems and addressed unresolved tensions: in-between different technologies, their cultures of production and use, as well as between different approaches to contemporary media culture.