From February 2 to 5, 2017, two most recent books in "Acoustic Space" series – "Open Fields" (2016) and "Data Drift" (2015) – will be available at the Transmediale festival's Temporary Library in Berlin, Germany. Also, if you want to purchase these books at festival, you can pre-order them until February 1, writing e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deliver them to Transmediale.
The books are in English and each of them features a visual section of thematically related art projects. Acoustic Space comes out as an international peer-reviewed journal for transdisciplinary research on art, science, technology and society.
Acoustic Space Nr. 15. OPEN FIELDS. Art and Science Research Practices in the Network Society
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?
Acoustic Space Nr. 14. 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?
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.
The Temporary Library project starts from reconsidering libraries as dynamic and independent forms that can be created, contributed and shared. It metaphorically breaks the library walls, making a curated selection of publications exposed to a broader public, acting as both archive and distribution. The Temporary Library for transmediale, co-curated by Alessandro Ludovico and Annette Gilbert, has been conceived to reflect the history and participants of transmediale and the Berlin-related media art scene. Publishers has been asked to donate publications, and a specific space will be dedicated to read and get in touch. At the end of the festival the Temporary Library will be donated to the Universität der Künste, and will form a special collection, available to be temporary lent as a whole, under certain conditions.
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