[NetBehaviour] Symposium for ART AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES

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Symposium for ART AND RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
August 13-16, Aizpute (Latvia)


The symposium for "Art and Renewable Technologies" will start on
Thursday, August 13 held in Aizpute, Latvia. The symposium will gather
together 30 artists, activists, technologists, scientists and
researchers primarily from Nordic and Baltic countries, as well as from
other European countries. Symposium participants will exchange their
ideas and explorations that deal with renewable energy resources,
alternative and ecological use of technologies and other sustainability
related issues.

- - - The symposium addresses 4 main themes:

BIO / ECO-SYSTEMS: Environmental science and ecology - - -  Ecosystem
research - Permaculture and biosystem design - - - Biomass as renewable
energy resource - - -  Critical and alternative approaches to biotechnology

SOLAR ENERGY: Sunlight as constant energy resource - - - Process of
photosynthesis - Solar energy technologies

OPEN SOURCE: Sustainability using open source / information approaches:
in art and grassroots culture, ecology, architecture and environmental
design

MYTH & LEGENDS: Historical traditions and modern alternative solutions -
- - Cultural transformation: energy in nature and in city - - - Future 
visions of terrestrial energy

- - - Participants:

Ulla Taipale (FI/ES), Victor Hugo Mondragon Franco (SE), Malin Lindmark
Vrijman (SE), Mathieu Vrijman  (SE), Bartaku (BE), Christina Stadlbauer
(BE), Tiina Sööt (EE), Linda Vebere (LV), Andrew Paterson (SCO/FI),
Gisle Froysland (NO), Julian Priest (DK), Jaanis Garancs (LV), Ainars
Kamolins (LV), Reinis Rutkis (LV), Jaanis Liepins (LV), Mikelis Putrams
(LV), Linda Krumina (LV), Daina Silina (LV), Terike Haapoja (FI), Rikke
Luther (DK), Erik Sjödin (SE), Michel Bussien (SE), Martins Ratniks
(LV), Dace Dzerina (LV), Rasa Smite (LV), Raitis Smits (LV), Signe
Pucena (LV), Ugis Pucens (LV)

- - - Location:

The symposium will take place in artists residency center SERDE in
Aizpute, a small town in Kurzeme region of Latvia. SERDE is located in
old wooden historical building that also will be used as a specific case
for which alternative and ecological approach in developing sustainable
systems and renewable energy technologies can be explored and applied.
http://www.serde.lv

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SYMPOSIUM PROGRAMME


DAY 1. Thursday, August 13

17.00 - 20.00 Introduction Meeting
21.00 Opening programme
Open session / screenings / performances ...

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DAY 2. Friday, August 14

09.30 - 10.00 Planning Meeting
10.00 - 11.30 [bio : eco]
Andrew Gryf Paterson. PLATFORM ECOSYSTEMS AND PEDAGOGY (20-30 min)
Erik Sjödin and Michel Bussien. BEYOND NATURE (20-30 min)
Ulla Taipale. Capsula's CURATED EXPEDITIONS (20-30 min)

12.00-13.00 [bio : energy]
Julian Priest. WHOIS ENERGY? (30 min)
Reinis Rutkis. HYDROGEN AS ENERGY CARRIER - native and fuel cell
systems. (20 min)

13.00 - 14.30 [bio : ethics]
Ain?rs Kamoli?? and J?nis Liepi??. BIOETHICS AND/IN ART. (20 min)
Terike Haapoje. PROJECT "CLOSED CIRCUIT - OPEN DURATION" and on use of
scientific research technologies in art, and the impact of environmental
ethics on art. (60 min)
Discussion.

15.30 - 19.00 [bio : solar]
Workshop [bio : solar]: HOW TO MAKE DYE SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS.
Conducted by Bartaku
Workshop [bio : myth]. BEE ARCHITECTS - ON THE GEOMETRY OF BEE HIVES.
Conducted by Christina Stadlbauer.
+ Field work / Work on collaborative projects / Individual work / ...

 21.00 - Screenings and presentations:
[electromagnetic : energy] Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Linda Vebere/RIXC.
Presentation of RIXC's projects: exhibitions WAVES (2006) and SPECTROPIA
(2008), research projects SPECTRAL ECOLOGY and video SKRUNDA SIGNAL (2007).
Open session / Films.

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DAY 3. Saturday, August 15

10.00 - Planning Meeting / Discussions

10.30 - 11.30 [open source]
Gisle Frøysland. INTO THE FREE AND OPEN: the piksel festival and related
initiatives to provide sustainable resources for artists based on floss
technologies. (30 min)
Malin Lindmark Vrijman and Mathieu Vrijman. Sustainability using open
source approaches on ECO TOURISM AND LOCAL COMMUNITY AWARENESS. (30 min)

11.30 - 12.10 [eco : systems]
Tiina Sööt. UNDERSTANDING OF ECOLOGY IN HUMANITIES (20 min)
Mi?elis Putr?ms. NEW OPORTUNITIES CREATED BY WOOD INNOVATION: how new
materials shape timber construction; dendrolight. (20 min)

12.30 - 14.00 [myth & legends]
Rikke Luther. WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH ALL THAT WATER (30 min)
Christina Stadlbauer. THE BLACK BEE WENT TO TOWN or how the ever waste
land came to have 50.000 new inhabitants (30 min)
Victor Hugo Mondragon. ZEGACHE PROJECT IN MEXICO. Open Media relations,
interpretation and subjectivity within the popular culture and the Media
Art. (20 min)

15.00 - 19.00
Workshop [solar]: HOW TO BUILD SOLARBOTS MINIATURE KINETIC SCULPTURES
DRIVEN BY LIGHT. Conducted by Gisle Frøysland.
Workshop [myth]: NATURAL FARMING: LOCAL TRADITIONS OF MAKING
'MOONSHINE'. Conducted by Signe Pucena and U?is Pucens.
+ Open session / Field work / Work on collaborative projects /
Individual work / ...

21.00 - Closing event / Screenings / Presentations
Julian Priest. MINIMALIST SENSOR NETWORK PERFORMANCE "I SPEAK; I LIE".
Open Session / Films.

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DAY 4. Sunday, August 16

10.30 - 12.00 Closing Meeting (final discussions, evaluation, future
planning)

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The outcomes of the symposium - new projects, artworks, co-productions -
will be presented during the international art and science conference
ENERGY that will take place in the framework of Art+Communication
festival in Riga, October 8 - 10, 2009.
(Call for proposals for Energy festival and conference is currently open
- deadline August 31, 2009. http://rixc.lv/09)

- - - Organisers and support:

Symposium is organised by RIXC, the center for new media culture
with the support of Nordic Culture Fund.
http://rixc.lv
http://www.nordiskkulturfond.org


RIXC address: 11. Novembra krastmala 35-201, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
e-mail: 2009 at rixc.lv
phone (office): +371 67228478
phone (mobile): +371 67228477 (Rasa ?mite)

Symposium blog:
http://renewable.rixc.lv/

RIXC on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/rixcriga



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