[NetBehaviour] ENERGY.

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Scientific and Artistic, Utopian and Critical Visions
Acoustic Space (No 8).
Peer-reviewed Journal for Transdisciplinary Research on Art, Science, 
Technology and Society

Edited by Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch, Kerstin Mey, Raitis Smits
Published by RIXC (Riga) and MPLab of Liepaja university, 2011.
ISSN 1407-2858

* Energy makes change

In human society, energy is the most essential resource driving its 
economy and its future development. Yet, the currently used forms of 
terrestrial energy production are non-sustainable, posing serious danger 
to climate, people and the environment. Now, in the twenty-first 
century, human society with its information technologies needs more 
resources then ever before, thus sustainable development of both energy 
and information technologies have become the key issues of the present.
Building on the notion that saving-the-world scenarios can be successful 
only if people from different fields become more susceptible towards new 
ideas and new collaborations, this issue of the Acoustic Space journal 
aims to become a cross-disciplinary platform for innovative thought 
combining the results of both scientific and artistic research.

In this volume, scientists and artists, academic researchers, media 
theorists, social scientists, activists and other lateral thinkers are 
introducing their scientific and artistic, utopian and critical visions 
on future terrestrial energy.
The publication covers a broad scope of "energy" topics under 4 main 
sections: "Information  and energy", "Changing the future landscape of 
sustainability", "Energy in nature and society" and "Science and art of 
renewable energy technologies".

Authors: Eric Kluitenberg, Michel Bauwens, Ludger Hovestadt, Vera 
Bühlmann, Sebastian Michael, Lina Dokuzovic, Julian Priest, George 
Papanikolaou, Vasilis Kostakis, Andrew Gryf Paterson, John Reshaur 
Enevoldsen, Jegan Vincent de Paul, Janis Kleperis, Liga Grinberga, 
Imants Dirba, Ilze Klepere, Ingrida Sahta, Ilze Baltina, Juris Blums, 
Bartaku, Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits.

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Price: 20 EUR (including postal expenses).

You can order a copy of journal by sending an e-mail with your request 
to: rixc at rixc.lv

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The Acoustic Space journal, was initially founded in 1998 by E-Lab / 
RIXC (Riga) for new media culture and creative explorations within 
digital networked environments and electro-acoustic space. Since 2007 
Acoustic Space has come out as a peer-reviewed (refereed) international 
journal for transdiscplinary research on art, science, technology and 
society. It is published by MPLab (Art Research Lab) of Liepaja 
University (Liepaja, Latvia) in collaboration with RIXC, The Centre for 
New Media Culture (Riga, Latvia).

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This issue of the journal is published with support of a grant from 
Norway through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism in the framework of the 
project "Development of New Media Art Education in Liepaja" (LV0086), 
and co-financed by The State Cultural Capital Foundation (Latvia).
http://rixc.lv   |   http://mplab.lv

------------------ exhibition ---------------------------------------

- artists explore sustainability issues from "nature as resource of 
energy" perspective.
"grow_ability" is an interdisciplinary art exhibition taking place in 
kim? / RIXC Gallery at Spikeri from April 1 to May 8, 2011, in Riga, Latvia.

The exhibition addresses the issues of sustainability in relation to our 
planet's ecology and energy from the "food as energy" and "nature as 
resource of energy" perspectives. The exhibition features three 
installations: Super Meal by Erik Sjödin (SE), Folk Pharmacy by Serde 
(LV), and Talk to Me by RIXC artists collective (LV).

* SUPER MEAL by Swedish artist Erik Sjödin is collaborative experiment 
(together with farmers, chefs and scientists) with the aquatic plant 
Azolla - one of the worlds fastest growing plants, which also is a rich 
source of nutrients, yet it is virtually unexplored as food.

* Latvian artists and culture researchers Signe Pucena, UÆis Pucens, 
Ieva Vitola  (the Interdisciplinary Art Group SERDE) and Aigars 
LielbÇrdis (LU LFMI LFK, LU HZS) in the exhibition present their project 
FOLK PHARMACY - an artistic interpretation of the use of indoor and wild 
plants as food and folk medicine.

* Artists Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite and Martins Ratniks exhibit the most 
recent project by RIXC - Talk to Me (Long Bean 2011) - that examines the 
old assumption that plants which had been talked to grow better. You are 
kindly asked to talk to the bean plants by using an online remote 
interface http://rixc.lv/talktome, thus, presumably, helping the "long 
bean" plants to grow better, faster and longer.

Exhibition concept / curators: Raitis Smits and Rasa Smite. Scenography: 
Rudolf Bekic. Production: RIXC - Raitis Smits, Daina Silina, Agnese 

Exhibition is organised by The Centre for New Media Culture RIXC in 
collaboration with the Renewable Network, in the framework of the 
Baltic-Nordic collaboration project "Art as Research: Energy" supported 
by Nordic Culture Point, and co-financied by State Cultural Capital 
Foundation of Latvia and Riga City Council.

Contacts and information: The Centre for New Media Culture RIXC, 11. 
Novembra krastmala 35-201, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia. E-mail: <rixc (at) 
rixc.lv>, Ph.: +371 67228478 (office)


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