RIXC festival 2016 announces first call

RIXC Art and Science Festival 2016 networked responses to geophysical, geopolitical and socio-cultural shifts September 29 – October 1, 2016, Riga DEDLINE FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS: MAY 15, 2016 Themes: data interpretations, mapping the archives and future of networked art contemporaneity and eco-aesthetics in media art practice geophysical, geopolitical and socio-cultural shifts [read more …]

We are starting to plan new Renewable Futures conference

On Monday, January 25th, Rasa Šmite went to Eidhoven, together with Baltan Laboratories discussing the locations for next Renewable Futures conference. The Renewable Futures is a new conference series in the Baltic Sea and North European region that aims to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. It will shape new contact zones between traditionally separated [read more …]

Bacteria battery workshop and public lecture in Weimar

At January 12 and 13, Rasa and Raitis Smiti will present workshop on Bacteria Battery – creative experiments with next generation bio-energy technologies. The Bacteria Battery workshop is an experiment with MFC (microbial fuel cells) technology exploring connections between biological systems, water treatment and renewable energy production. In a result of the workshop 5-6 cells will be built, [read more …]

[North.CN] Retrospection to RIXC 2015 festival

This year festival took place from October 8 to 10, in its 15th anniversary changing the title and the course of its annual festival: from the 90s network culture and “art+communication” ideas the festival now is making a shift towards broader art and science fields. Festival photos can be found in RIXC Flickr account – https://www.flickr.com/photos/rixcriga [read more …]

[RF-EU] [North. CN] Out Now! DATA DRIFT. Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century

Malraux’s imaginary museum has become a reality of our digital age. Everyday, a massive amount of different new visual, textual, and transactional data is added to this vast archive. How do we decide what bits of contemporary digital culture to preserve, study and curate given that its universe is constantly expanding? The parallel questions of selection, archiving and curating are important to address [read more …]

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