Marshall McLuhan Projects at transmediale 2015, Berlin


Transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture 2015 with David Orrell: Money is the Message
Tuesday, January 27 2015, 18:30-20:00
Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin
Moderated by Georgios Papadopoulos

Canadian mathematician and publicist David Orrell will deliver this year’s Marshall McLuhan Lecture entitled Money is the Message. In works like Apollo’s Arrow (2007) he deals with the boundaries of mathematic patterns which are supposed to ensure the predictability of events of all kinds. D. Dibenski:

His most recent publication Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order focuses on the strained relationship between science and aesthetics.

In his talk, Orrell will pick up on McLuhan’s idea that money is a medium for social interaction. The lecture looks at the origins of money; explores its often-paradoxical properties; asks how money went missing from mainstream economics; shows why modern fiat currencies are transmedia; peers into the future of currencies; and – in the spirit of McLuhan – draws on everything from ancient philosophy, to modern scientific theories to decode money’s mysterious but enchanting message.

transmediale Marshall McLuhan Lecture is a collaboration between transmediale and the Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

The talk will be held in English. Please present a valid photo ID at the door and allow sufficient time for Embassy security. (Doors open at 18:00). Please register online (deadline: January 27, noon)


Transmediale Marshall McLuhan Salon Exhibition 2015:
Abrupt Diplomat by Lorna Mills
Opening: Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 20:00-21:30
Exhibition: January 28 – February 1 2015, Mon-Fri 12:00-
18:00, Sat-Sun 14:00-18:00
Marshall McLuhan Salon at the Embassy of Canada
Ebertstraße 14, 10117 Berlin

Lorna Mills: Abrupt Diplomat

The work of Lorna Mills forms patterns that defy progress and instead suspend the viewer in an endless retreat from the familiar. In the solo exhibition, Abrupt Diplomat, on display at the Marshall McLuhan Salon, we are treated to a largely new edition of Lorna Mills ongoing GIF animations. In her short and numerous GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) works, the characters are constantly misbehaving. The rhythms and patterns she establishes digitally are unmistakably natural, random and so far removed from their regular discourse that the agency rests in the framing of the piece via time and proximity.

Please present a valid photo ID at the door and allow sufficient time for Embassy security.


Transmediale Marshall McLuhan Screening 2015:
Ways Of Something
Saturday, 31 January 2015, 16:00-17:30
Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin
Curated by Lorna Mills

On 31 January 2015 transmediale and Marshall McLuhan Salon will also present the German premiere of Ways of Something, an anthology film featuring 58 net artists curated by Lorna Mills as a remake of John Berger’s classic BBC documentary, Ways of Seeing (1972). The project combines 3D rendering, gifs, film remix, webcam performances, and websites to describe the cacophonous conditions of artmaking after the internet.

Please present a valid photo-ID at the door and allow sufficient time for Embassy security (Doors open 30 minutes before screening). (Source )

Ways of seeing

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