[spectre] Researching BWPWAP: International Research Conference and PhD Workshop

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at transmediale.de
Sun Nov 18 16:44:01 CET 2012

##Researching BWPWAP
International Research Conference and PhD Workshop
Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
22-24 November 2012 - Centre for Digital Cultures, Lüneburg

Organised by:
Digital Aesthetics/Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University
Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University of Lüneburg
reSource transmedial culture berlin/transmediale festival

The international research conference and PhD workshop takes next 
transmediale’s thematic framework as a broad starting point, and is a 
chance for researchers to share ideas and development processes across 
and beyond the time/space of academic research paradigms. The challenge 
is to salvage what there is to be salvaged from network culture and 
digital media for research, and vice versa.

The conference and workshop, which precedes transmediale, asks how 
BWPWAP can be interpreted in the context of research culture that has 
been significantly destabilised by network culture and digital media. If 
Pluto didn't exactly fall prey to an epistemological break or a 
scientific revolution, but rather to a mundane administrative procedure 
– a redefinition of what constitutes a planet and the invention of the 
category "dwarf planet" – then what does this say about contemporary 
research culture? Is research today occupied more with mundane acts of 
recategorisation, and – after Bologna – with what Lyotard already called 
performativity? Or does it still engage the kind of marvel and wonder 
that so many ascribe to Pluto and that BWPWAP captures as a cultural 
term? If BWPWAP captures a time when transmedial culture was researched 
outside academia, how does network culture and digital media then 
contribute to and transform research culture, forcing it out of its 
closet and, if not into the solar system, then at least beyond the academy?

Around 20 international PhD students have been selected after submitting 
their research abstracts via a public call. Students and researchers 
will meet at the Luphana University to present their activities and 
reflect on further networked research practices, which will culminate 
into the publication of a P2P reviewed newspaper presented in the 
framework of transmediale 2013.

The event follows on from similar events organised in 2012 and 2011 at 
Universität der Künste (Berlin), and Aarhus University, respectively. 
For the publication resulting from the last events, visit the following.

Mikkel Bech Hansen, Marcello Lussana, Sheila Ribeiro, Gabriel Vanegas, 
Matthias Tarasiewicz, Andrew Newman, Florian Schmidt, Renée Ridgway, 
Anne Sophie Witzke
Helen Pritchard, Micha Cardenas, Ruxandra Bularca, Clemens Apprich, 
Giorgos Papadoulos, Francesco Macarone Palmieri, Vanni Brusadin, Andrew 
Prior, Magda Tyzlik Carver, Nora O' Murchú, Stevphen Shukaitis, Joanna 
Figiel, Anke Haarmann, Silvana Carotenuto, Michael Goddard, Oliver 
Schultz, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Kristoffer Gansing, Christian Ulrik 
Andersen, Geoff Cox, Armin Beverungen, Morten Breinbjerg, Yara Guasque, 
Søren Pold, Josie Berry-Slater, Matthias Fuchs, Mercedes Bunz.

##Papers available on:

N.B: Workshop is closed to participants selected via a public call.

Read more: http://www.researching-bwpwap.net/

Tatiana Bazzichelli // programme curator
reSource transmedial culture berlin // http://www.transmediale.de/resource
BWPWAP - transmediale 2013
29.01 – 03.02, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin // 

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