acoustic space 8


ENERGY. Scientific and artistic, utopian and critical visions of future terrestrial energy. Acoustic Space (Issue nr. 8)

“Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be transformed.”

(The law of conservation of energy)

RIXC Centre for New Media Culture is seeking manuscripts for the upcoming Acoustic Space journal entitled “ENERGY” (nr.8).

The journal will be published in between the previous Art+Comunication festival with the title ENERGY (organized by RIXC in 2009,) and the forthcoming 2010 festival conference – NETWORKS AND SUSTAINABILITY. This conference event will be held in Riga, June 16-18, 2010 (moderated by Armin Medosch and Rasa Smite), and it will be a part of the 6th European Meeting of SLSA (the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts) taking place in Riga and Liepaja, Latvia, June 15-20, 2010 (“

Following the theme of ENERGY, the next issue of 2010 will focus on different social and cultural aspects of energy in the contemporary human society, investigating the notion of ‘sustainable development’ from various perspectives – artistic, scientific, technological, architectural, environmental.

The print journal, Acoustic Space is a forum for new media culture and creative explorations in the networked (electro-acoustic, electromagnetic, wireless, radio, electronic) environments.

For the second time, Acoustic Space journal will come out as ‘peer review’ (refereeing) publication. It will be published by the MPLab (Art Research Lab) of Liepaja University in collaboration with the RIXC, The Center for New Media Culture.

DEADLINES: Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2010 – for completed research and artistic texts. (For abstracts – February 21, 2010)

We would like to welcome to submit abstracts first. Proposals and inquiries regarding submissions should be made to Rasa Smite .

Full texts should consist of 10000-14000 characters (i.e. 5-8 pages A4, 12 pt), with references.

Language: English (all texts will be also translated to Latvian).


For this publication, we welcome proposals and texts by artists, scientists, academic researchers, media theorists, social scientists, activists, and other lateral thinkers, who are interested to share their scientific and artistic ideas, utopian and critical visions of future terrestrial energy.

The publication will cover broad scope of topics under 4 main sections:

  • ENERGY IN NATURE AND SOCIETY: … The concept of energy and its various contexts: in Universe and on Earth … Invisible energy: in myths and legends, in nature and science … Energy technologies: in human life and in information society …
  • CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF SUSTAINABILITY: … Environmental science research, climate change and ecology … Permaculture and biosystem design … Historical traditions vs. modern alternative solutions in urban planning and architecture … Alternative economics and visions of sustainable living …
  • INFORMATION AND ENERGY: … Synergetic and co-relation between information and energy … Smart devices and Energy Internet … Sustainability using open source approaches: in art, culture, ecology, architecture, environmental design …
  • SCIENCE AND ART OF RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES: … Dye sensitized solar technologies … Green chemistry: new approach in biotechnology … Scientific and artistic explorations of clean and renewable energy technologies (sun, wind, water, tides, biomass, etc.) …
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