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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.
* 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
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- artists explore sustainability issues from "nature as resource of
"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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