for his essay and lecture-performance


The Vilém Flusser Theory Award (VFTA) promotes innovative media theory and practice-oriented research exploring current and pending positions in digital art, media culture and networked society. Echoing media philosopher and cultural nomad Vilém Flusser's unique investigative, cross-disciplinary and analytic approach, the Award is a call to reflect upon, act and challenge the rapidly changing technological and societal conditions that underpin the contours of digital culture. The call is open to publications, positions, and projects from a broad range of theoretical, artistic, critical or design-based research that seeks to establish and define new forms of exchange, vocabularies and cultural dialogue. The Vilém Flusser Theory Award was initiated in 2008 as a collaboration with the Vilém_Flusser_Archive of the University of Arts, Berlin (UdK).

Jury of Vilém Flusser Theory Award 2011 are Marcel René Marburger (Cologne), Nils Roeller (Zurich), Carolyn Guertin (Austin), Alex Galloway (New York)

transmediale presents and pursues the advancement of artistic positions reflecting on the socio-cultural, political and creative impact of new technologies, network practices and digital innovation. As a festival aiming to define the contours of contemporary digital culture, it seeks out artistic practices that not only respond to scientific or technical developments, but that shape the way in which we think about and experience the technologies which impact virtually all aspects of our daily lives. As such, transmediale understands media technologies as cultural and aesthetic techniques that need to be embraced in order to comprehend, critique, and shape global societies.

transmediale is a project of the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, in cooperation with the House of World Cultures and funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

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Jordan Crandall
Professor, Visual Arts
UC San Diego

Image is courtesy of transmediale.
Professor Jordan Crandall is the first from left to right.