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transmediale in five dates

1988 Ah yes, VHS vs. BetaMax. Transmediale is founded as VideoFilmFest, a “democratic” satellite to the Berlinale.

1997-1998 As media digitize, VideoFest turns transmedial. The transmediale is born.

1999 Foundation of club transmediale. DISK/CTM is an annual “festival for adventurous music and related visual arts” It co-produces several events with transmediale.

2006 Transmediale drops its media art tag to become an “international festival for art and digital culture,” investigating the technologies and theories of Everyday Life 2.0.

2011 Mozilla Open Web Award introduced for art projects using open web technologies, encouraging exploration of the abandoned playgrounds buried deep in the internets.