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Acoustic Space Journal

The Acoustic Space is a peer-reviewed international journal and book series for transdisciplinary research on art, science and techno-ecologies. The main readership of this journal are artists, art students and art and cultural professionals. It was initially founded in 1998 by E-Lab/RIXC (Riga) for new media art, network culture, and creative explorations within digitally networked environments and electro-acoustic spaces.

Since 2007 Acoustic Space (abbrev. AS No. 1-6) has been published as a double-blind peer-reviewed academic books and journals in collaboration with the Art Research Laboratory (MPLab) of Liepaja University (Liepaja, Latvia); however, since 2017 (from AS No.16) the Acoustic Space continues as new thematic series – “Renewable Futures” (abbrev. RF, parallel numbering, beginning by RF No. 1), published by RIXC in cooperation with the Art Research Laboratory (MPLab) of Liepaja University (Liepaja, Latvia) and OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University (Oslo, Norway).

The Acoustic Space series explores the most recent trends in the art of new technologies and culture, focusing on the art processes on the internet, in digital media and contemporary culture. The contents of the Acoustic Space volumes are mainly based on the themes of the RIXC festivals and conferences, as well as the excerpts of the related exhibitions, in the context of international and Latvian art.

The aim of the Renewable Futures series is to contribute to the development of the “techno-ecological” perspective, exploring the relationships between art, science and the latest technologies in the context of art, environment and climate change. These series contribute to the progress of the local, as well as the international media art discourse, introducing the events of digital art in Latvia and the most recent ideas and events in international media culture.


The previous editions of Acoustic Space journals (print) are now available via, or, you can also order them directly from RIXC by sending an e-mail request to

The journal is indexed in Norway's National Scientific database and Scopus (tbc).

ISSN 1407-2858


Address and contact
Lenču iela 2-60
Riga, LV-1010, Latvia



Acoustic Space series editors

  • Rasa Smite, Dr. sc. soc., Prof. Liepaja University / RIXC, Riga, Latvia / Researcher, The Institute of Aesthetic Practices, FHNW, Basel, Switzerland / Visiting Lecturer, MIT ACT, Boston, USA

  • Raitis Smits - Ph.D. candidate, Artistic Director of RIXC, The Centre for New Media Culture, Riga, Latvia; Assistant Professor in Visual Communication Dept. and Ph.D. researcher at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia


Scientific editors and editorial team

  • Daina Silina

  • Kristin Bergaust – Prof., Faculty of Technology, Art and Design, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

  • Jens Hauser – Art curator and writer, independent scholar / Paris, France


Acoustic Space journal scientific editorial board, 2007-2022

  • Inke Arns - Prof., Dr., Artistic Director of the Hartware MedienKunst-Verein (HMKV), Dortmund, Germany

  • Oksana Chepelyk – Leading Researcher of New Technologies Department, Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Associate Professor, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Ukraine

  • Dieter Daniels - Prof., Dr.., Prof. Art History and Media Theory at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

  • Lily Diaz-Kommonen – Dr., Prof., Head of Research Department of Media, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

  • Gabriela Galati – Ph.D., Prof. NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milan / Lecturer IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Turin / Co-Founder

  • Varvara Guljajeva – Ph.D., Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia / ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering

  • Chris Hales - Ph.D., artist, assistant professor at Liepājas University, Liepāja, Latvia

  • Zita Joyce - Ph.D., School of Political Science and Communications at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Douglas Kahn - Prof., Ph.D., National Institute for Experimental Arts University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • Raivo Kelomees – Ph.D., Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Jānis Kleperis - Dr. sc. Phys., Head of the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

  • Armin Medosch - Ph.D., from Goldsmiths, University of London, artist, writer, and curator, Vienna, Austria

  • Kerstin Mey - Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Media, Arts and Design at University of Westminster, UK

  • Vytautas Michelkevicius – Ph.D., Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Photography and Media Art and Doctoral School, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Shintaro Miyazaki - Dr.Phil. researcher and lecturer at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

  • Stella Pelše - Dr. art, Senior Researcher in the Institute of Art History at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

  • Piibe Piirma – Ph.D., Estonian Academy of Arts / Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Ilva Skulte - Dr. philol., Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Communication, Riga Stradi¿” University, Riga, Latvia

  • Andrey Smirnov - Head of the Theremin Centre for Electroacoustic Music at Moscow State Conservatory, Russia

  • Gediminas Urbonas – Associate Professor and Director of MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, Cambridge, MA


Authorship criteria and peer-reviewing process

All authors must meet these criteria: substantial contribution to the work and accountability for the work that was done and its presentation in a publication. The authorship criteria are based on the authorship criteria defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

We accept submissions of the papers primarily presented in the RIXC Festival and Renewable Futures network based conferences such as Open Fields, Renewable Futures and others. But it’s not limited to it, we are also announcing open calls for the submissions on the RIXC Acoustic Space journal website.

The Acoustic Space is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal. 12-15 articles are selected for each journal issue which is published once per 1-2 years.

Publication ethics and copyrights

All the authors of the Acoustic Space series abide by the authorship criteria mentioned above. All the contents are based on their own study and research, mentioning sources of materials used in the article. All the copyrights belong to the authors of the Acoustic Space journal article authors. If an article has been published elsewhere, it is mentioned in the acknowledgements, and the source of the first publication is credited.


All supporters are credited in the Acoustic Space issues. Main Acoustic Space supporters are: State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Art Research Laboratory (MPLab) of Liepaja University, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University.


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