Date: 3 February 2009
Drew Hemment has been invited to launch the 2009 programme of the Environment 2.0 project at Transmediale in Berlin, one of the world's leading media art festivals, by presenting a conference event featuring Hemment alongside Andrea Polli, Usman Haque and Jochen Richters.
Environment 2.0 seeks to decode the complex relationships between people, nature and technology, at a time when the nature of humankind's relationship to the environment is changing, as the world ceases to be inert raw material and becomes instead navigable, computable and manipulable. Initiated in 2006, it has featured a conference event at Futuresonic 2007, a series of workshops at Lancaster University in UK and ISEA2008 in Singapore, and a themed call of the international journal Leonardo.
Environment 2.0: www.transmediale.de/en/environment-20/
Cracks in the Pavement: imagination.lancaster.ac.uk/cracksinthepavement/
Associated departments and research centres: ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts