The upcoming edition of transmediale explores “how technological scale sets conditions for relations, feelings, democratic processes, and infrastructures.” (https://2023.transmediale.de/). At this workshop, we welcome proposals that in different ways question the universal ideals of technology and its problems of scale; including big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, blockchain mining, and how they relate to the global organisation of labour, extractions of natural resources, exploitation, energy consumption, and more.Read more about Call for participation: Toward a Minor Tech
To render is to give something “cause to be” or “hand over” (from the Latin reddere “give back”) and enter into an obligation to do or make something like a decision. More familiar perhaps in computing, to render is to take an image or file and convert it into another format or apply a modification of some kind; or in the case of 3D animation or scanning, to render is to animate it or give it volume. In this issue, we ask, what does it mean to render research? How does the rendering of research reinforce certain limitations of thought and action? We ask these questions in the context of more and more demands on researchers to produce academic outputs in standardised forms, in peer-reviewed journals and such like that are legitimised by normative values. So, then, how to render research otherwise?
A Peer Reviewed Journal About... (APRJA) is an open-access research journal that addresses the ever-shifting thematic frameworks of digital culture. We take a particular interest in aesthetic production and artistic research in relation to the broad field of software studies.