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<nettime-ann> Media Art Histories Conference 2013 in Riga!

MEDIA ART HISTORIES Conference 2013 in Riga!

After Liverpool this Sept/Oct 2011, Melbourne 2009, Berlin 2007 and Banff 2005, the Media Art Histories board has decided to grant the next conference to RIXC Center for New Media Culture in Riga, Latvia. The successful host was chosen from a variety of applications from different continents answering the international call for proposals and the board is pleased that the 5th conference will take place in the heart of the Baltic region.

MAH Board: Sean CUBITT, Oliver GRAU, Linda HENDERSON, Erkki HUHTAMO, Machiko KUSAHARA, Doug KAHN, Martin KEMP, Tim LENOIR, Gunalan NADARAJAN and Paul THOMAS

Renew 2013 will address current tendencies in sustainability quests from various perspectives. As media art is based on increasingly aging technology and is dependent on energy (electricity) the conference will discuss how sustainability approach can be applied to the issues of producing, preserving and representing the media artworks * how to renew them. By focusing on practices and histories of networked media arts, Renew will cover abroad range of topics to include early communication arts (mail, fax, radio,satellite, etc.), net.art and net.radio, open source and network culture, locative media and wireless communities, hybrid networks and electromagnetic art, and at last but not least * artistic investigations of renewable energy, and future visions of art within converged information and energy networks.  

Original MISSION STATEMENT Media Art Histories Conference Series:

Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our culture, this conference series on the Histories of Media Art will discuss for the first time the history of media art within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of art. Numerous individuals and institutions collaborate to produce the international art history conference series covering art and new media, art and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as pertinent to contemporary art.

written by: Irina ARISTARKHOVA, Annick BUREAUD, Dieter DANIELS, Sara DIAMOND, Diana DOMINGUES, Jean GAGNON, Oliver GRAU, Machiko KUSAHARA, Roger MALINA, Gunalan NADARAJAN, Manrai HSU, Ryszard KLUSZCYNSKI, Edward SHANKEN (Italy, 2004)

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