I’m delighted to have been invited to share my creative transversal research and practice in Riga, Latvia at the end of the month. I was attracted to apply to share my work at this conference because of the questions that frame the event (see below) and I was doubly delighted to find that my travel to Latvia could be offset with an invitation to donate to a forest planting scheme – my type of conference all round!
Please feel free to share the conference details with others who are working at the intersection of science and the humanities and new social communication technologies.
Open Field Research Questions:
How art and other creative practices can meaningfully contribute to the environmental, technological and scientific challenges of our time? What kind of new knowledge can be created through artistic practice that collaborates with science, technology and other disciplines? And how to deal with contemporary aesthetics, which has undergone dramatic changes during the past decades and keeps changing again as influenced by current post-media situation, data visualization and other contemporary conditions?
OPEN FIELDS Conference and Exhibition
@ RIXC Art Science Festival
Riga, September 29 – October 1, 2016
Contemporary and networked responses to geophysical, socio-political and cultural shifts in European landscapes …
Open Fields is the title of this year’s international conference and exhibition taking place in the framework of the annual RIXC Art Science festival in Riga, from September 29 until October 1, 2016, focusing on new aesthetics, contemporary conditions, digital practises and post-media situation.
Since the first festival issue took place twenty years ago, the festival has grown and developed itself into the annual gathering for international scholars and artists, working at the intersection of arts, humanities and science.
The Open Fields festival edition aims to present the most innovative approaches in artistic research, and to discuss the changing role of arts, its transformative potential, and relation to the sciences.
Conference Public Keynote Speakers:
- Prof. Christiane PAUL / New School / Whitney Museum / US
- Dr. Jussi PARIKKA / Winchester School of Art / University of Southampton / UK
- Monica BELLO / Arts@CERN / CH
Info about the Open Fields and Early Bird registration for the conference is available in festival website: http://rixc.org/en/festival/