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RIXC Art and Science Festival 2018

September 13 – 15, 2018, Riga



Marking the centennial anniversary of independent Latvia and other Baltic countries, the festival aims to become a space for artistic interventions and hot topic conversations about the complexity and the future of digital society.


  • hybrid wars, post-truth and fake news
  • surveillance and the next big privacy
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) – the future and limits
  • AR/VR and game environments
  • artificial neural network and deep learning
  • brain waves and data ecologies
  • synthetic biology and inter-species communication

We welcome scholars, artists, critical engineers, doctoral students and scientists from different fields to submit proposals for the conference.

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In case of any issues with the openconf system, please don’t hesitate to contact us: rixc (at)

RIXC Art Science festival continues researching transformative role of art in era of social network and digitalization. This year festival focuses on surveillance, privacy and control at the age of social media and immersive technologies.

Festival will be complemented by contemporary media art exhibition, performance program created by new media artists, as well as second edition of international conference Open Fields. First conference took place in September 2016, gathering 100 delegates from 30 countries, representing more then 60 art organizations, museums and universities.

In last 20 years RIXC Art Science festival made a turn by changing its title and course – from early networked cultures of 90s and “art+communication” ideas, the festival has now made a shift towards more broader art and science fields. Festival still works with most innovative themes and in these years has earned international attention and special role in contemporary culture of North Europe.

Conference language: English.

Conference is taking place in the framework of Latvia’s Centenary.


The "Global Control and Censorship" exhibition will take place from September 13 to October 21, 2018 in the National Library of Latvia. Curators: Bernhard Serexhe and Livia Nolasco-Rozsas (ZKM). 
The exhibition is produced by Goethe Institut in collaboration with RIXC.

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Festival curators: Rasa Smite and Raits Smits (RIXC). 

Organizer and producer: RIXC in collaboration with Goethe Institut.

Contact:, +371 67228478 (RIXC office), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)

Support: The State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, EU programme Creative Europe, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, LV100, EU Programme Creative Europe's Risk Change project, ZKM, Goethe institute – Riga, the National Library of Latvia, Liepajas University's MPLab, RISEBA university.



+371 67228478 (office)

+371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)