A transmediale Reader on Post-digital Practices, Concepts, and Institutions
Ryan Bishop, Kristoffer Gansing, Jussi Parikka & Elvia Wilk (Eds.)
Moving from analog to digital technology in media art and theory has created changes we have yet to completely understand and absorb. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the transmediale festival in Berlin, Across & Beyond reflects on this rapidly changing landscape. Divided into three sections, “Imaginaries,” “Interventions,” and “Ecologies,” the reader includes new contributions from internationally recognized theorists, artists and designers on media activism, media archaeology, critical media processes and (post-) anthropocentric perspectives from past festival participants. Contributors include Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke, Jamie Allen and David Gauthier, Clemens Apprich and Ned Rossiter, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Benjamin Bratton, Florian Cramer, Dieter Daniels, Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, Daphne Dragona, Keller Easterling, Olga Goriunova, Louis Henderson, Geraldine Juarez, Olia Lialina, Alessandro Ludovico, Rosa Menkman, Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev, Erica Scourti, Cornelia Sollfrank, Telekommunisten, Tiziana Terranova and YoHa (Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji). With over 300 pages this transmediale reader is a welcome tool in understanding and staying current with our digital world.
5 ½ x 8 ¼ in. / 352 pp / 52 b&w
Retail Price: $19.00
The European Ceramic Workcentre as Centre of Excellence
Amsterdam-based visual artist and art historian Nick Renshaw (b. 1967, UK) presents a comprehensive history of the world-renowned innovative European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC) as it approaches its 50th anniversary. Extensive writings and over 200 historical images tell the history of this remarkable institution where the boundaries of ceramic practice are constantly being expanded. Founded by ceramist Jan Oosterman and curator Bernadine de Neeve in 1969 as a simple place for ceramists to share kilns, by 2015 EKWC had become a cutting-edge CAD/CAM studio with a new 54,000-square-foot studio, providing annually 60 resident artists, designers and architects with 3D-design and 3D-printing facilities. EKWC promotes the innovative use of ceramics in all areas of design and the visual arts. Though global in reach, it is an institution rooted deeply in the unique cultural history of the Netherlands and through its theoretical influence, has become a role model for institutions internationally.
6 ¾ x 9 ½ in. / 300 pp
39 b&w and 153 color
Retail Price: $46.00