A couple of AXIOM team members recently participated in transmediale 2016, an annual festival for media art and digital culture at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. This year’s festival was called “conversationpiece,” marking the format just as much as the content of the discussion sessions, which were divided into four categories namely Anxious to Act, Anxious to Make, Anxious to Share, and Anxious to Secure. Within the Anxious to Make stream – brilliantly curated by Teresa Dillon – one specific session was dedicated to discuss open technologies and their implications.
moderated by Teresa Dillon with: Jussi Ängeslevä, Alison B. Powell and Matthias Tarasiewicz The programm text on the transmediale website reads as follows: Future Factories brings together leading interaction designers, economists, and developers in a conversation about the future of making cultures—from domestic kitchen-sink creators to the global trend-makers shaping Industry 4.0. Shifts in contemporary manufacturing process will be contextualised in wider conversations relating to industrial history as well as new modes of production. Free and open soft- and hardware, gift and share economies, and for-profit structures such as leasing, licensing and service development will all come under discussion. Part of this session was a presentation of the AXIOM project by Matthias Tarasiewicz, also showcasing the AXIOM Beta.