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BishopZ on Sat, 5 Nov 2011 06:33:15 +0100 (CET)


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Hello!

please see below more information about Techno-Ecology conference that
takes place today and tomorrow in Riga, RIXC Media Space, as a part of
Art+Communication festival programme, with very interesting lectures
and artist presentations - conference papers (as well as other texts
in relation to "techno-ecologies" theme) will be published later this
year in the next Acoustic Space journal (No 11)

greetings from Riga!
Rasa

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TECHNO-ECOLOGIES. Inhabiting the deep technological spheres of everyday life
The international interdisciplinary academic conference
in the framework of the 13th Art+Communicationâfestival

November 4 â 5, 2011, in Riga, Latvia.


The conference gathers together artists, theorists, designers,
environmental scientists, technologists, responsible entrepreneurs,
activists and other lateral thinkers, who are engaged with the issues
of social and ecological sustainability, and are interested in deeper
understanding of technology.

Technology can no longer be understood as an alterity (otherness) that
stands in opposition to biological and social relationships. Going
about our regular practices of everyday living we inhabit complex
technological spheres of life that require a different, a more
'ecological' understanding of our relationship to technology.

âBeyond questions of finite resources and obvious forms of pollution
and environmental degradation, attempts to develop sustainable
relationships with technology and our living environment should take
into account far more complex layerings of the way we inhabit our
current technological ecologies.

The conference aims to develop such a deeply informed ethical and
philosophical perspective, which is indispensable, if we hope to find
less hazardous routes into the future.

"Techno-ecologies" concept for the Art+Communication festival and
conference is developed by Eric Kluitenberg.
Full concept text is avaiable at: http://www.rixc.lv/11/en/theme.html

The conference is organized by RIXC and MPLab of Liepaja University

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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, DAY 1.
09.30 â Coffee and registration (at RIXC Media Space)
10.00 â 10.05 Welcome by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits / RIXC (LV) / organizers.
10.05 â 10.15 Eric Kluitenberg / moderator (NL). Inhabiting the
complex techno-ecologies of everyday life

10.15 â 12.15 Panel 1: TECHNOLOGY AND NATURE
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

Keynote 1: Ronald van Tienhoven / Next Nature (NL). The Nature Caused
by People. (45 min)

GrÃgory Lasserre / Scenocosme (FR). Scenocosme artwork. (15 min)
Anne Sophie Witzke (DK). Technological ecologies in new media art. (15 min)
Julian Oliver (NZ / DE). From Media Art to Critical Engineering. (15 min)
Ricardo O'Nascimento, Javier Busturia. Plantas Parlantes, a collective
work that draws new boundaries between human and nature. (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min

12.15 â 13.00 Lunch-break

13.00 â 14.45 Panel 2: TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

(Tele-)Keynote 2: â Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski, Daniel Irrgang
(DE). Variantology â Deep Time Relations in Arts, Sciences and
Technology; and Anita

JÃri (DE / HU): Presentation on the VilÃm Flusser arhive. (45 min)
Martin Howse (UK). Technology and the Plague. (15 min)
Normunds Kozlovs (LV). Steam-punk's ideological critique of technology (15 min)
Matze Schmidt (DE). SMA of the Energy Turn. What has Solar Technology
to do with "restricted democracy" (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min

14.45 â 15.00 Coffee-break

15.00 â 16.45 Panel 3: TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Moderator: Rasa Smite (LV)

Keynote 3: Erich Berger (FI). Field_Notes - Cultivating Grounds (45 min)

Dr. phys. Liga Grinberga (LV). The end of technology routine. (15 min)
Arne Hendriks (NL). The Increddible Shrinking Man. (15 min)
Dr. phys. Ojars Balcers (LV). A couple of dozen nasty POPs and the
International Reference Life Cycle Data System. (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, DAY 2.

09.30 â Coffee

10.00 â 12.00 Panel 4: TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

Tatiana Goryucheva (RU/NL). Imagining democratic technology before its
production: the case of food traceability. (20 min)
Andrew Gryf Paterson (FI). Pixelversity 2012: Towards an ecogeographic
perspective (20 min)
Kyd Campbell (CA/DE). Open source, DIY, Grassroots and the sharing of
fundamental living knowledge. (20 min)
Gerard Rubio, Jordi Bari / BlablabLAB (ES). Ecology for precariety. (20 min)
Lynn Pook (FR). on Aptium and other audio-tactile art works. (20 min)

12.00 â 13.00 Lunch-break

13.00 â 14.30 Panel 5: TECHNOLOGY, ART AND ECOLOGY
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

Heath Bunting (UK). Blood rank vs social network. (30 min)
Niki Passath (AT). Making the environment talk (15 min)
Mirae Rosner, Jesse Scot / memelab (CA / DE). SonicDrift: a locative
media framework. (15 min)
Dr. sc. soc. Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits (LV). Talk to me: The Long Bean
project. (15 min)
Discussion: 10 min

14.30 â 14.45 Coffee-break

14.45 â 17.00 Panel 6: TECHNOLOGY AND OPEN SYSTEMS
Moderator: Rasa Smite (LV)

Keynote 6: Thomas Thwaites (UK). The Toaster Project (45 min)

Danja Vasiljev (RU / DE). Exploitation and re-examination of Network
paradigms. (15 min)
Dr. philol. Ilva Skulte (LV). The book â a house, a dream, a tool:
practices of reading in the environments of converging media. (15 min)
Dr. Zsofia Ruttkay (HU). Musea in the Digital Age. (15 min)
Matthew Gardiner (AT). Origami, robotics, and gardening. (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min


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More info about the conference: http://rixc.lv/11/lv/konference.info.html

Festival website: http://rixc.lv/11

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Publication:

Conference papers and other articles on "Techno-Ecologies" theme will
be published in the next Acoustic Space issue (No 11), which is
international peer-reviewed journal for research on art, science,
technology and society.

Deadline for submitting papers will be January 31, 2012.

Length of texts: between 2500 and 8000 words (i.e. 20 000 â 45 000
characters). Submitted texts should include: 1) short abstract (ca.
250 words, i.e. 1500 characters), 2) 5 â 6 keywords, and 3) short bio
of the author (ca. 100 words, i.e. 800 characters). References should
be either in APA or Harvard style. Language for submissions: English
(all texts will be translated into Latvian as well).

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http://rixc.lv/11

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