transmediale festival 2023: a model, a map, a fiction
mit Su Yu Hsin
Ort: Akademie der Künste Pariser Platz 4 10117 Berlin
From the spatial to the temporal, the intimate to the geopolitical – scale and its many technological manifestations have long been means for measuring and organising. As machine learning and automated tools become common, the scaling of images and representations fabricates and circulates realities. The politics of scaling contests established hierarchies of information by favouring certain representations over others.
Calculation and its many biases make the world computable, yet it pushes and pulls our affections and politics through infrastructures and logistics, flattening us into tokenized transactions along the way. These operations assemble new unstable arrangements of relations, politics, and feelings, scaling them out of sync, and leaving multiple mis/ representations at the surface of screens. As these many fragile realities risk further degradation and collapse, what role can scale play in altering what is mapped and measured?
The 2023 transmediale festival will explore the scalar politics and tactics at stake, questioning how the instrumentalisation and affect of scale can be challenged.