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designcube: Platoon Cultural Development:...

designcube: Platoon Cultural Development:... | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
designcube: “Platoon Cultural Development: Platoon Kunsthalle A creative space in Berlin constructed entirely out of shipping containers. ” (Photoset: designcube: Platoon Cultural Development: Platoon Kunsthalle A creative space in Berlin...
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Way Out From Behind The Laptop

Way Out From Behind The Laptop | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
Photo Zin Chiang, at CDM's recent Open Source Music showcase at Retune, Berlin. Onyx Ashanti can wail on a computer with no computer in sight, jamming on a virtual horn that has vanished into his cyborg-like live rig.
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reflecting on networks/artistic strategies using the web

reflecting on networks/artistic strategies using the web | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
The rapid increase in digital technology since the 1980’s has had a radical impact on the production, experience and distribution of art. Traditional forms of art such as painting, photography, sculpture and drawing have been transformed resulting in new hybridized genres of artistic practice. No longer defined by its physical and geographic boundaries these new art forms have the ability to reach mass audiences instantaneously creating new contexts for human interfacing and the consumption of electronic cultural artifacts.

Opening on October 19th at km temporaer, reflecting on networks/artistic strategies using the web exhibits the work of eleven artists who examine and critique the opportunities and conditions for artistic activity in 21st Century. Curated by Elisa R Linn and Lennart Wolff, the emphasis for the exhibition has been placed on the social and political significance attached to the use of digital technologies, whether as a means of communication or research, an interactive platform or as a technological system. These works reflect the transformation of human experience and explore the effects that the increasing digitization of everyday existence has on popular culture.
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Citizens must take back power to create a truly sustainable city

Citizens must take back power to create a truly sustainable city | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it

"What makes a city sustainable? For all the official policies, programmes, initiatives and technical innovations, one dimension that underpins the more successful cases of eco-city development is the culture of sustainability in the heart and minds of citizens.


This is largely a bottom-up process in which individuals, organisations and groups take some sort of ownership of their lives and do things that begin to transform the city in more sustainable directions. One city where people have been stirred to action is Berlin. A range of locally initiated projects have ‘emerged’ over the last couple of decades based on urban greening, community gardening, eco-architecture, local food production, local energy provision, water management, co-operative housing and cultural animation.


One example of the Berlin approach is provided by the ufaFabrik eco-community in the Templehof district of the City. The site of the former ufa-film company studios, this chunk of de-industrialised Berlin has been ‘organically’ regenerated over thirty years through a co-operative venture made-up of about 180 people ranging in age from five to 85. The people involved have incrementally, and with no public funding until quite recently, built a mixed-use community in which participatory democracy, sustainability, experimentation and innovation have guided the process. The current package of ‘outcomes’ includes one of Berlin’s largest solar energy systems, co-operative housing provision, local re-use of rainwater, a popular café, greening of buildings, a natural foods store and organic bakery, an alternative school, a children’s farm, internet initiatives, and a neighbourhood self-help centre which involves families, youth, immigrants and disadvantaged people, among others. A significant feature of ufaFabrik has been the open learning philosophy that has characterised the approach: a willingness to act according to emerging local needs, reflection and experimentation in addressing those needs and an open-source attitude to sharing the lessons gained."

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Why Tech Startups Love Berlin

Think startups, and maybe you picture a Harvard dorm room or a garage in Silicon Valley. But these days, about 1,300 fledgling tech companies have set up shop in Berlin, and now this city with so much dark history is looking at a bright and innovative future. — Video by Zach Fannin
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Smart fabric designed to detect

Smart fabric designed to detect | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
"If you’re a burglar, and all that separates you from your quarry is a what appears to be a simple sheet of fabric, you might not want to cut it. That’s because it could be a new smart fabric, that will set off an alarm if it’s breached. Created by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, the fabric incorporates a web of silver-coated conductive threads that are connected to a microcontroller. If that controller detects a break in the weak electric current that travels through the fibers, it’ll be sure to let the right people know... Continue Reading Smart fabric designed to detect intruders."
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Berlin Music Week 2012!

Berlin Music Week 2012! | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
Word on Sound The Berlin Music Week convention, Word On Sound, is a new business and conference platform taking place from September 5–7, 2012, offering an in-depth program of live events, film, art, fashion, academics, community, political action...
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ICAS Suite in Berlin

ICAS Suite in Berlin | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it

"Our friends from CTM have kindly organised the second ‘ICAS SUITE BERLIN’ taking place during the Berlin Music Week from 5-8th September 2012. For this series of events we have joined forces with Berlin-based network and agency ‘Digital in Berlin‘ who are the promoters behind Madeiradig Festival. D/B develop, curate and present unique event concepts and concerts that showcase challenging music and aim to cross any boundaries. We are very excited about our collaboration and together we will present an exciting audio-visual evening at West Germany presenting Raster Noton’s artist Grischa Lichtenberger (DE) and multi-talented duo Sculpture (UK). Expect a night of energetic sound and visual experimentation that will push further the exploration of different styles, mediums and practices, hope to see you there!"

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HomeBase BUILD III Festival / August 17, 18, 19, 2012

HomeBase BUILD III Festival / August 17, 18, 19, 2012 | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it

"This weekend, HomeBase LAB, the Berlin installment of the international artist residency and research program by the same name, launches its three-day festival, presented by HomeBase Project and ArtStars*, simply entitled HB Festival. It is located in Pankow but it’s not that far (as the flyer stresses), especially considering the stacked line-up. There are over twenty open studios to peruse, each one housing art made of everything from glass to smoke, comics and performance pieces, graffiti art and floor installations, DJ dance parties, live beer brewing sessions, and even the rumors of a Bach teatime concerto. And all this is free and open to the public."

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Transformers: Coiled Potentials. Trampoline and Transart join forces…

Transformers: Coiled Potentials. Trampoline and Transart join forces… | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
The Transart Institute believes in a different kind of arts education.

They believe in a kind of education which one can only gain from life experience, rather than from the confines of an institutional framework. Dissatisfied with the established models of control and discipline within schooling where students are all fed the same knowledge in the same ways over and over again, Transart set to work on a multi-perspective approach which re-imagines the development of sustainable artistic practise and allows students to lead their own paths to academic success. They are the drivers, Transart only the vehicle.


This month, eleven Transart artists from all over the world have gathered in Berlin for their third summer residency, during which they will present the work which they’ve been rigorously developing over the last two years. The results of their vastly diverse yet consistently determined trajectories will be exhibited at Atelierhof Kreuzberg, with Trampoline curators Miles Chalcraft and Anette Schäfer (who produced last Autumn’s Tracing Mobility exhibition and symposium at Haus der Kulturen der Welt) overseeing the show."

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Shifting Notes – expanding the music industry to the outskirts of Berlin

Shifting Notes – expanding the music industry to the outskirts of Berlin | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
Marzahn and other “invisible” districts of Berlin may very well be the next upcoming playground of the independent music scene in the city.

An offbeat course on the creative industries of Berlin, offered at the Hertie School of Governance in collaboration with INPOLIS, lured us into a small research project examining the relationship of Berlin’s public policy framework to the evolvement of the independent music industry in the city. Along our research, we reached the conclusion that public policy should foster the expansion of the music industry to districts located in the outskirts of the city, i.e. Marzahn. In this article, we present a short background to introduce our case study, our findings and our consequent proposals.

Music industry in Berlin and especially in Marzahn

The music sector is one of Berlin’s most important creative industries in regards to tourism and city branding and it has always been a driving factor in the German music scene. The relatively cheap real-estate prices in comparison to the German average are a key incentive for music sector players to move to the capital. Since this sector in Berlin is mostly composed of small-to-medium sized independent companies, the Berlin Music Commission (BMC) is the overarching non-governmental network representing the music industries political and financial interests through lobbying and public affairs.
Regarding the music industry in Marzahn, ORWOhaus is the principal stakeholder to be found and is therefore a “flagship” of culture in this otherwise culturally limited district. This is an association that runs an entire building and offers approximately 100 rehearsal rooms for music bands that wish to rent a space and create their sound. We chose ORWOhaus as our case study since they managed to have a profitable self-sustainable business in Marzahn with a bottom-up approach. In addition to this (and what is more important), they are an example of how creative industries develop faster than public policy, which in turn implies that it is an example from which public policy can learn.
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The Product » Soundmachines

The Product » Soundmachines | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it

"Hello, we are The Product, a berlin-based studio for spatial and media-related design.

We conceive design concepts. We create installations. We animate surfaces. We design spaces.
We develop objects. And we extensively think about the application and combination of technologies
in meaningful ways."

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A.P.C X Art Berlin Contemporary Tote Bags

A.P.C X Art Berlin Contemporary Tote Bags | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
A.P.C shows its support for the worldwide arts and culture industry as well as it’s most promising creative individuals through a collaboration with Art Berlin Contemporary.

The series of limited edition tote bags feature the A.P.C acronym on one side and A.B.C on the other, and will be available in a range of colours. In an all round good gesture, the French design group also show a conscientious concern towards material waste by constructing the bags from surplus A.P.C materials (including fabrics from their line of quilts).

Art Berlin Contemporary is an organisation formed from nine Berlin galleries which aims to celebrate the city as one of the world’s leading sites for contemporary art and innovation.

The bag collection will launch on August 20 to coincide with the opening of A.P.C’s second Berlin store, and will be sold exclusively at A.P.C store locations globally thereafter."

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BERLIN #3 CREATIVE CITY « ANOTHER FRAME

BERLIN #3 CREATIVE CITY « ANOTHER FRAME | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
Some of my friends are working on diploma collections for their fashion degrees and rented studio space in this huge building complex which happens to be the biggest studio lot in Berlin. Due to its location in the far north of ...
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“Destination Berlin” at 1a space

“Destination Berlin” at 1a space | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
In November 2009, when the city of Berlin was celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a twist of the fate brought together six international artists: Jacqueline Kooter, Shirley Wiebe, Susana López F., Thea Jentjens, Wai Kit Lam, Wai Yi Lai.

Destination Berlin is a group exhibition about the search for individual and collective identity through the work that was created during their shared art residency in the city of Berlin.

We start a journey through their different views and we explore different art techniques from graphite to paint to multimedia art, and we travel to investigate the different faces and interpretations of identity."

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FAB CAFÉ IS LAUNCHED!

FAB CAFÉ IS LAUNCHED! | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it

"IT HAPPENED! The first Fab Café in Berlinis launched @ betahaus!It´s not a dream, neither an upcoming project. It´s reality and it is already happening!


A little prototyping heaven was installed in betahaus | Cafe yesterday afternoon and is already printing first things. If you are a designer working with 3D programs or just want to discover latest technologies and experiment with it, this is for you. You can basically 3D print (almost) whatever – check out thingiverse and you will find hundreds of little and big things (From iPhone Case up to Yellow Submarine) which can be printed for you in the Fab Cafe. You can choose them beforehand or come by and pick up one at a place. Obviously, you are more than welcome to create your own 3D designs and also get them printed. If you need some help to upgrade or change your 3D model, or even make a complete new thing from scratch, a Fab Cafe facilitator is there for you.

But what if your head is full of ideas about cool 3D models, but what is missing to make it happen is the SKILL? Woo-hoo, solution: you can check out our kalender and apply for a 3D printing workshop, where you will get to know ´HOW´ to create your own stuff."

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projectiondesign treats EAS visitors to an immersive cinema experience at Fraunhofer HHI Mobile TiME-Lab - projectiondesign - high performance projectors

projectiondesign treats EAS visitors to an immersive cinema experience at Fraunhofer HHI Mobile TiME-Lab - projectiondesign - high performance projectors | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
“Our use of projectiondesign technology began with the development of the 2D TiME-Lab in October 2009, which used seven F30 projectors,” explains Christian Weissig of the Image Processing Department at the Fraunhofer HHI. “In February last year we upgraded the TiME-Lab with 14 projectiondesign F32s and an INFITEC-based passive 3D projection system.

“Now we have purchased a further 14 F32s for use in the Mobile TiME-Lab. This has the same dimensions and parameters as our fixed system – the same resolution, the same 3D capability, the same surround-sound – only in a mobile format that allows for flexible use in different locations, and with a design that is optimized for time-saving installation.
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BERLIN ART WEEK: Art Fairs and Event Selects

BERLIN ART WEEK: Art Fairs and Event Selects | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
In the tradition of Art Forum’s previous efforts, the second week of September will inhabit the city with a new visage: Berlin Art Week. The event, which will be marked by a variety of privately coordinated fairs from a variety of groups, ranging from abc –art berlin contemporary to major institutions like the Akademie der Künste. In addition to fairs, Berlin Art Week features shows at hundreds of galleries.

With morphing perspectives on methods in which art is presented in urban life, Berlin Art Week is attempting to fuel such necessary discussions. The coordinators of this weeklong event urge visitors to reconsider the ways in which a city can be a platform for art and artists– how has Berlin evolved as a mecca of contemporary art, and how can it further advance? Shows, exhibitions, and fairs will allow ample space for Berliners to appreciate and ponder the state of the city’s current art scene.
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Berlin Festival 2012

Berlin Festival 2012 | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
"This Friday September 7th is the start of the 8th annual Berlin Festival. It will be the 4th time that this event takes place at the Tempelhof Park. Up until 2008 still in use as an airport, Tempelhof Park has become hugely popular with Berliners and tourists alike for its massive amount of space for events. This year however the Festival has expanded to Arena/Badeschiff (Club Xberg), which gives Festival goers the opportunity to see more of the city and additionally free admission to around 30 clubs around the city.

Among the artists performing are Paul Kalkbrenner, Sigur Rós, The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, We Have Band, Major Lazor, Grimes, Frittenbude, Little Dragon, Orbital, Kate Nash, Friendly Fires, Kraftklub, I Heart Sharks, Tocotronic, Cro, Jamie N Commons, Bonaparte, SBTRKT and WhoMadeWho. To check out the whole line-up click here."
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Preparing for presenting at SIETAR 2012+38 in Berlin

Preparing for presenting at SIETAR 2012+38 in Berlin | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
This coming September (27-29) scholars and practitioners are gathering in Berlin. They wonder how we can trancend our current forms of communication and develop an integral consciousness. The assumption is that integral consciousness and cosmopolitan communication are key to solving problems like continuous conflict, persisting poverty, and global warming.

The key question that captures the desired outcome of the conference is: How can intercultural competence be developed in order to make "cosmopolitan communication" possible?"

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2THEPOWEROF2: The Mathematics of Chaos

2THEPOWEROF2: The Mathematics of Chaos | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it

"Three weeks ago, a happening began in Wedding. Five artists asked five other artists to contribute works to an exhibition. An exhibition planned to multiply by itself by the end of the month, in an experiment of organization and evolution.The next five artists were to ask five more, and those again. The forecast was “A Pyramid Scheme Exponential Art Avalanche” – with new artists’ building upon the exhibition in an “unlimited amount of space”.

While there may be a bit of poetic license being taken in 2thepowerof2′s manifesto – the idea is building into an exciting series of events and breaking a few rules whilst growing in size and intrigue.

The exhibition features work by some of Berlin’s most interesting contemporary artists – and because they each get to invite another artist personally – the quality of the exhibition grows with a common thread of mutual respect, while simultaneously spiraling towards chaos.

Of course they have already broken their own rule {52 = 25} and a few more artists then planned have sifted into the lineup, but to me that’s kind of the point. We are not programed to follow rules, even when there is only one."

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The Silicon Valleys Of The World: The European Edition

The Silicon Valleys Of The World: The European Edition | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it

"Berlin was a hotbed of startup culture in the early 2000s, but enthusiasm was dampened in the dotcom bust. It's recently begun thriving though, so much so that in late 2011 the New York Times ran a long piece about the boom of tech in the city. SoundCloud is perhaps the biggest name you know that has sprung from Berlin's new startup scene, but there are others like Wooga--Europe's equivalent of Zynga--and Betterplace, an online route for donating to charity, that are seeing plenty of success. As BusinessWeek notes, a Thomson-Reuters survey in 2011 found that 103 German Net startups, most of which are Berlin-based, received venture capital from global operators. That was more that year than any nation apart from China and the U.S.
Germany is Europe's biggest economy, which aids Berlin's startup scene, though traditional German risk-aversion in business may be an issue. Writing about the tech scene in Berlin, CNBC magazine referred to it as the coolest city in Europe, which definitely helps add to the mood of modernity and high-tech friendliness, and noted that the country's reunification efforts have resulted in Berlin having plenty of empty buildings and unusually low ground-rents when compared to cities like London. The city is attracting attention from big-name venture capitalists from around the world, and the Samwer Brother's new vehicle Rocket Incubator has launched over 100 new firms from the city. And in April local venture capital firm Earlybird revealed that it had amassed $100 million for a new investment fund, and planned to double that by the end of 2012."

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Urban Farming: Roof-Top Garden in Berlin

Urban Farming: Roof-Top Garden in Berlin | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
he urban farming project Himmelbeet (sky patch) is currently planning an extensive roof-top garden over Berlin! On the top of a former multi-storey car park in Berlin-Wedding, the nonprofit project is going to open an open gardening zone as from May 2013…

In addition to the crops a beekeeper will supervise beehives. Workshops, cultural events and a coffee shop will revive the environment. We take a stand for maintaining of regional varieties, and want to grow organically and by the principles of permaculture. Gardening will take place in mobile raised beds. In addition to the community garden space, it will be possible to lease an own bed for a season. (loosely translated)

The entire project is inspired by the famous urban farming project Prinzessinnengärten in Berlin-Kreuzberg."

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Open Call: Temporary Studio Space in Berlin

Open Call: Temporary Studio Space in Berlin | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
"From August 8 to 30, 2012, Natulis Art Temporary is offering 9 free studios for artists in Berlin’s Scharnhorststraße 32. Close to Hamburger Bahnhof and right behind Invalidenpark Natulis, the studio provides free temporary space to ambitious and energetic artists seeking a community of like-minded people in an experimental environment. For each artist, Natulis is offering raw studio space ranging from 44 to 55 m2 (old GDR-style garages). The successful applicant will be able to use the studio space free of charge, but „as is“. There are no fees for utilities and the garages can be returned in any state imaginable."
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Arne Kohlweyer's Film :: Expats Berlin - Teaser (2012)

Arne Kohlweyer's Film :: Expats Berlin - Teaser (2012) | Artistic startups Berlin | Scoop.it
Expats Berlin is an English-speaking fictional series for web, mobile and tv, set in Berlin about a group of individuals who came to the city on their search for fulfillment.
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