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RENEWABLE FUTURES. Art, Science and Society in the Post-Media Age

Volume No: 16
Editors: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Armin Medosch

With this Renewable Futures volume, we begin a new series of Acoustic Space, that will focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media age. Our book presents the research and practices that aim to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. The papers from the 1st Renewable Futures Conference selected in this volume are aimed at shaping new contact zones between traditionally separated domains – art and science, academic research and independent creative practices.

OPEN FIELDS. Art and Science Research Practices in the Network Society

Volume No: 15
Editors: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Armin Medosch

This Open Fields volume presents artistic research that is located in the contested territory between academic knowledge production and independent creative practices. The book presents the interwoven histories of art and science in the digital age, by investigating the changing role of art in the network society. In previous volumes, we opened multiple conversations about how art can not only criticize and thereby provide a mirror for society, but how it can also more directly intervene in material and social structures. We are now continuing this discussion by asking: How can art and other creative practices meaningfully contribute to the environmental, technological and scientific challenges of our time?

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DATA DRIFT. Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century

Volume No: 14
Editors: Rasa Smite, Lev Manovich, Raitis Smits

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? 
A selection of papers presented in the Media Art Histories 2013 Renew conference held in Riga, Oct 8–11, 2013, and visual review of the Save As exhibition (2013). The book also includes new texts, as it is being published in connection with the Renewable Futures conference and Data Drift exhibition in Riga Oct 8–10, 2015.

EUR 19.90


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TECHNO-ECOLOGIES II. Media Art Histories: ReNew

Volume No: 12
Editors: Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch, Raitis Smits

Techno-ecological perspectives have become now one of the key directions in contemporary discourses and are part of a larger paradigm shift from new media to post-media art. A range of practices which were once subsumed under terms such as media art, digital art, art and technology or art and science, have experienced such growth and diversification that no single term can work as as a label any more. Traditionally separated domains are brought together to become contextual seedbeds for ideas and practices that aim to overcome the crisis of the present and to invent new avenues for future developments. This is the 2nd volume in the Acoustic Space series that continues to build a 'techno-ecological' perspective whereby new artistic practices are discussed that combine ecological, social, scientific and artistic inquiries. 


Volume No: 11
Editors: Rasa Smite, Eric Kluitenberg, Raitis Smits

Techno-Ecologies builds upon the urgent call by philosopher Felix Guattari for an integrated perspective on the dramatic techno-scientific transformations the Earth is undergoing now. Three crucially important ecological registers need to be taken into account: the environment, social relations, and human subjectivity. This techno-ecological perspective was the topic of the TECHNO-ECOLOGIES conference in Riga, November 4-5, 2011, the papers of which are published in this volume. The publication is structured around three thematic sections related to Guattari's ecological registers, and a fourth that introduces emerging techno-ecological art practices

Open Call for Papers

For the next Acoustic Space Volume - No 17 – we welcome contributions by participants of the Open Fields conference (Riga, Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2016).

Deadline extended: May 30, 2017

See submission info here