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The volume Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age is out

The volume “Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age” is out, edited by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits and Armin Medosch with contributions by Domenico Quaranta, Martha Buskirk, Miško Šuvaković, Dieter Daniels, Andreas Broeckmann, Geoff Cox, Jacob Lund, Ieva Astahovska, Karla Brunet, Oksana Chepelyk, Edith Doove, Gabriela Galati, Julian Hanna, Lisa Jevbratt, Normunds Kozlovs, AnneMarie Maes, Conor McGarrigle, Armin Medosch, Jennifer no.e Parker, Daniela de Paulis, Helena Sederholm, Ilva Skulte, Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Vygandas “Vegas” Šimbelis, Isidora Todorović, Polona Tratnik and Fields exhibition artists.

RIXC comes out with the newest book in Acoustic Space edition – Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age. With this Renewable Futures volume, RIXC begins a new series of Acoustic Space, that will focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media age.

Book will be presented on April 28, in Eindhoven, during second Renewable Future conference and on May 3 in Riga, during the opening of the new RIXC gallery, in Lencu iela 2.

Acoustic Space comes out as an international peer-reviewed journal for transdisciplinary research on art, science, technology and society.

Acoustic Space Nr. 16. Renewable Futures. Art, Science and Society in Post-Media Age.

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, sustainable businesses and social engagement in the 21st century.

The first chapter highlights the role of technology, considering “technopolitics” as a very profound perspective for the contextualisation of an art practice in the current phase of society. The second chapter introduces the notion of “contemporary conditions” and discusses theories and practices of “post-media”, “post-internet” and other “posts”. The third chapter looks at artistic engagement with different fields of science, ecological issues and interspecies relations, while the fourth chapter discusses yet another role which artists have been active in – partaking in collecting and coding, manipulating and retransmitting processes. The closing section includes an overview of the Fields exhibition (Riga 2014), a large-scale post-media manifestation, jointly curated by Armin Medosch, Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits.

For more information on the book, please click here.

 

Jamie Allen will be participating of the CAA Annual Conference in New York on February 15.

Jamie Allen, #rocks (2014). Multi-channel sound installation. Installation view at Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

ECONOMIC FAIRNESS IN THE DIGITAL ERA AND THE NEW AESTHETICS OF INTERNET ACTIVISM

This panel will discuss and reflect upon the new technological tools for intervention in the flows of capital and the different aesthetic strategies that are used to raise awareness of the question of economic fairness. The recent disclosures of tax evasion and corruption in the Panama Papers and the collusion of politician and high finance exacerbate further tension between the public perceptions of fairness and the practices of the banking industry, a tension that has been rising ever since the financial meltdown of September 2008. In response to the opacity of the flows of money and the concentration of the control of the monetary system in the hands of a few banks and government, activists and hackers have developed a mixture of strategies of uncovering through leaks, hacks, and by building alterative structures of circulation like the block chain and the wiki.

Chair: Stacy Miller, Parsons School of Design, The New School

Speakers:
Jamie Allen, Artist/Researcher
Matthia Tarasiewiez, Curator, Researcher, and Technology Theorist
Georgios Papadopoulos, Economist

Time: 02/15/2017: 10:30AM–12:00PM
Location: Gibson Suite, 2nd Floor (Media Lounge)

This Media Lounge program is free and open thanks to the support of the NEA and SAC.

For more information on the conference please click here.

For more information on Jamie Allen please click here.