[spectre] MediaArtHistories Proceedings: Data Drift and Techno Ecologies 2

Rasa Smite rasa at rixc.lv
Sat Nov 7 18:50:50 CET 2015

Hello on Spectre list!

Marking the 10th anniversary of Media Art Histories conference series 
(http://www.mediaarthistory.org/) and its 5th edition, happening right 
now – from November 5-8, 2015 in Montreal 
(http://www.mediaarthistory.org/recreate-2015), we are happy to 
announce, that RIXC has published two volumes of Acoustic Space journal 
series, that both of which contain mainly selected papers from the 
previous Media Art Histories: ReNew conference (Riga, 2013):

DATA DRIFT, Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century (Acoustic 
Space, Vol. 14 / Riga: RIXC, 2015), edited by Rasa Smite, Lev Manovich 
and Raitis Smits – is out now!


TECHNO-ECOLOGIES 2, Media Art Histories: ReNew (Acoustic Space, Vol. 12 
/ Riga: RIXC, 2014), edited by Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch and Raitis Smits

also, the third volume – on NETWORKED ARTS is coming soon, too!

The new books (as well as all other journal issues) are available via 
amazon.com, acousticspacejournal.com (or by ordering them via emal: rixc 
(at) rixc.org))

see below more information (description, authors) about the new publications

best regards,
Rasa Smite
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DATA DRIFT. Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century
Acoustic Space, Vol. 14
Edited by Rasa Smite, Lev Manovich and Raitis Smits
Published by RIXC, Riga, October 8, 2015

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 with regards 
to all media art forms from early video, computer and telematic art to 
later networked, web-based, software, and data art.
There are several strategies already used in media art archiving 
practice today. However, it is also important to look for even more new 
approaches. For instance, data visualization opens up new possibilities 
for archiving, reinterpreting and exhibiting artworks, acquiring us to 
look at the past and present from other unfamiliar and novel perspectives.

The book combines a selection of papers presented in the Media Art 
Histories 2013 Renew conference held in Riga, October 8-11, 2013, and 
visual review of the Save As exhibition (2013). This volume also 
includes new texts, as it is being published in connection with the 
Renewable Futures conference and Data Drift exhibition 
(http://rixc.org/en/festival/DATA%20DRIFT) in Riga during October 8 - 
November 22, 2015, in the framework of RIXC's annual festival.

Authors: Lev Manovich, Erkki Huhtamo, Frieder Nake, Rasa Smite, Raitis 
Smits, Hanna Barbara Hoelling, Pau Alsina, Clarisse Bardiot, Valentino 
Catricala, Michael Century, Francesca Franco, Esteban Garcia, Rainer 
Groh, Tjarda de Haan, Franziska Hannss, Chris Hales, Canan Hastik, 
Vanina Hofman, Nils Jean, Rudi Knoops, Paul Landon, Esther Lapczyna, 
Laura Leuzzi, Magdalena Anna Nowak, Ianina Prudenko, Georgina Ruff, Arnd 
Steinmetz, Bernhard Thull, Elio Ugenti, Paul Vogel, Joanna Walewska, 
Reba Wesdorp, Artemis Willis.


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TECHNO-ECOLOGIES 2. Media Art Histories: ReNew
Acoustic Space, Vol. 12
Edited by Rasa Smite, Armin Medosch and Raitis Smits
Published by RIXC, May 15, 2014

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. Edited and 
published in the context of the Fields exhibition 
(http://fields.rixc.lv), it offers new perspective that sees art as a 
catalyst for change and transformations, while the texts included here 
are mainly contributions from two earlier conferences organized by RIXC 
– Media Art Histories 2013: ReNew (Riga, October 8-11, 2013,) and Art of 
Resilience (Riga, October 5-6, 2012).

Contributors: Armin Medosch, Douglas Kahn, Kevin Hamilton, Katja 
Kwastek, Lauren Fenton, Kuai Shen Auson, Vytautas Michelkevicius, 
Roberta Buiani, Erich Berger, Laura Beloff, Tega Brain, Brad Miller, 
Michel Bauwens, Claudia Roselli, Eric Kluitenberg, Heba Amin, Erandy 
Vergara, Gavin MacDonald, Conor McGarrigle, James Werner, Brian Reffin 
Smith, Saskia Korsten, Maryam Bolouri, Gabriela Galati, Amos Bianchi, 
Asa Stahl, Kristina Lindstrom, Eric Snodgrass, Takis Zourntos, Marjan 
Verstappen, Caroline Langill, Ebru Yetskin.


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