In referring to the cancellation of Pluto’s planetary status in 2006, BWPWAP (Back When Pluto Was a Planet) – the 2013 edition of the transmediale festival – interrogates techno-cultural processes of displacement and invention, and asks for artistic and speculative responses to new cultural imaginaries. In light of this, the conference and workshop Researching BWPWAP took place in November 2012 in Lüneburg, Germany, organised jointly by Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Aarhus University and the reSource transmedial culture/transmediale. The call for participation focused on Ph.D. researchers and other participants to speculate on BWPWAP as a pretext for presenting their research and even to further reflect on its circulation as a meme... read more

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1, 2013
Edited by Christian Ulrik Andersen and Geoff Cox
ISSN: 2245-7755


Magda Tyżlik-Carver – “Solar system as it really is and curating as/in common/s”
Yara Guasque – “Circularity and anthropophagic consumption as a metaphor. The body as currency?”
Matthias Tarasiewicz – “Query public(s) in the next society: »Artistic Technology Research« as [dispositif] and synergetic discipline for the agency of research and development in next (media) cultures”
Renée Ridgway – “Crowdfunding or funding the crowds: a new model for the distribution of wealth?”
Florian Alexander Schmidt –“For a Few Dollars More: Class Action Against Crowdsourcing”
Francesco Macarone Palmieri – “EMOPORN”
Marcello Lussana – “Music and Body as Ritual-Performance”
Sheila Ribeiro – “Absurd Congruencies”
Andrew Prior – “Glitching Paralogy”
Mikkel Bech-Hansen – “Musical Instrument Interfaces”
Helen Pritchard – “Thinking with the Animal-Hacker: Articulation in Ecologies of Earth Observation”
Gabriel Vanegas – “Back to the Future in a Place Called America – Ancient logics, media and technologies”