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 Amazon.com, or, you can also order them directly from RIXC by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org
The journal is indexed in Norway's National Scientific database and Scopus (tbc).
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
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 IPERCUBO.eu
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
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.
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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