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RIXC offers to buy the latest issues of the "Acoustic Space" series at lower prices! Buy the most recent issue - this year's issue titled "Oslofjord Ecologies" (18 EUR) and the other two latest publications - "Virtualities and Realities" (19 EUR) and "Renewable Futures" (18 EUR), by writing to . Even lower prices are available when buying books on the spot in the RIXC gallery, Riga, Lenču Street 2 - until December 31, buy these books on the spot in the gallery with an additional 20% discount!

The Acoustic Space journal 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 comes out as a peer-reviewed international journal for transdisciplinary research on art, science, technology and society. It is published by Riga’s Center for New Media Culture RIXC in collaboration with 
Art Research Laboratory of Liepaja University.


Oslofjord Ecologies. Artistic Research on Environmental and Social Sustainability

Sējuma Nr: 18 / 3
Redaktori: Sastādītāji: Kristin Bergaust, Rasa Smite and Daina Silina

“Oslofjord Ecologies” marks the tenth anniversary of the Renewable Network – a Baltic-Nordic collaboration focusing on artistic practices that offer new ideas to overcome the crises of the past and present, working with science and ‘techno-ecologies’, and developing new models for more sustainable and imaginative ways of life. “Oslofjord Ecologies” is the third issue of “Renewable Futures”, a special Acoustic Space series, presented by guest editor Kristin Bergaust, artist and professor from Oslo Metropolitan University.

The articles and visual representations in this book are attempts to communicate our experiences and develop questions and concerns following our engagement with Oslofjord Ecologies. The contributors are artists who have presented ideas and developed works in the project exhibitions and activities, as well as authors engaged in transdisciplinary discussions on art and ecology.

Authors of the research papers: Venke Aure, Kristin Bergaust, Boel Christensen-Scheel, Tona Gulpinar and Anneke von der Fehr, Helene Illeris, Sabine Popp, Merete Røstad, Elin T. Sørensen, Gunhild Vatn, Nina Vestby. The album visually presents the Oslofjord Ecologies exhibitions, performances and activities by participating artists.

Open Access Publication

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Printing – on demand! Order via e-mail: (Printing costs 20 EUR + 6 EUR postal expenses in EU/EEA) (2 weeks of delivery)

VIRTUALITIES AND REALITIES. New Experiences, Art and Ecologies in Immersive Environments

Sējuma Nr: 17
Redaktori: Rasa Šmite, Raitis Šmits

Immersive technologies, coupled with superior virtual environments, artificial intelligence algorithms, faster processors, and biometrics, are launching a new era in virtual experiences,entertainment and interactive storytelling. At the same time these technologies have the potential for invasive monitoring and control.
What are the present and future artistic strategies that deal with this? Combined with the acceleration of VR/AR and technologies of immersion, how will societies react?
The first chapter of this book ‘re-approaches immersion’ by looking at artistic practices in VR environments, non-linear storytelling in 360-degree video, and brain sensor interfacesused in films and performances.
The second chapter, on ‘technologies of the ecological’, discusses the role of arts in tackling climate change and creating augmentable experiences by combiningdigital with biological. The third chapter, ‘beyond interactivity’, shapes new theories for post-digital practices, while the fourth chapter addresses new economies of virtual experiences and questions artistic values.
The volume also features a review of the exhibition – Virtualities and Realities (Riga, 2017), presenting cutting edge artworks thatexplore complex relations between the ‘virtual’ and ‘real’ in our post-media society, thereby creating new immersive experiences.

Authors and contributors: Chris Salter, Ellen Pearlman, Monika Fleischmann, Wolfgang Strauss, Miguel Almiron, Guillermo Crosetto, Chris Hales, Luis Bracamontes, Oksana Chepelyk, Ludwig Zeller, Martin Rumori, Karen Lancel, Hermen Maat, Frances Brazier, Carlotta Aoun, Yvonne Volkart, Raphael Kim, Stefan Poslad, Raune Frankjaer, Patricia Flanagan, Karolina Żyniewicz, Anna Nacher, Mitch Goodwin, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Pauline O’Connell, Vincenzo Sansone, Ilva Skulte, Normunds Kozlovs, Varvara Guljajeva, Kathryn Blair, Raivo Kelomees, Sandra Álvaro Sánchez, Owen Kelly, Vanessa Sonia Santos, Mohammad Esmeail Bolouri, Maryam Bolouri, Timothy Smith, Elke Reinhuber, Josef Bares, Rose Marie Barrientos, Janina Hoth, Florian Wiencek, Marinos Koutsomichalis, Adnan Hadzi, Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits and Virtualities and Realities Exhibition artists.

The book is available by ordering directly from RIXC Publisher –
Price EUR 26,00 / USD 28,00 (+ shipping).

The book is also available on, and

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The book is available on or by ordering directly from RIXC Publisher –
Price EUR 19.00 / USD 22.48 (+ shipping).

RENEWABLE FUTURES. Art, Science and Society in the Post-Media Age

Volume No: 16
Editors: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Armin Medosch

With this Renewable Futures volume, we begin a new series of Acoustic Space, that will focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media age. Our book presents the research and practices that aim to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. The papers from the 1st Renewable Futures Conference selected in this volume are aimed at shaping new contact zones between traditionally separated domains – art and science, academic research and independent creative practices, sustainable businesses and social engagement in the 21st century.

The first chapter highlights the role of technology, considering “technopolitics” as a very profound perspective for the contextualisation of an art practice in the current phase of society. The second chapter introduces the notion of “contemporary conditions” and discusses theories and practices of “post-media”, “post-internet” and other “posts”. The third chapter looks at artistic engagement with different fields of science, ecological issues and interspecies relations, while the fourth chapter discusses yet another role which artists have been active in – partaking in collecting and coding, manipulating and retransmitting processes. The closing section includes an overview of the Fields exhibition (Riga 2014), a large-scale post-media manifestation, jointly curated by Armin Medosch, Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits.

Authors and contributors: Domenico Quaranta, Martha Buskirk, Miško Šuvaković, Dieter Daniels, Andreas Broeckmann, Geoff Cox, Jacob Lund, Ieva Astahovska, Karla Brunet, Oksana Chepelyk, Edith Doove, Gabriela Galati, Julian Hanna, Lisa Jevbratt, Normunds Kozlovs, AnneMarie Maes, Conor McGarrigle, Armin Medosch, Jennifer no.e Parker, Daniela de Paulis, Helena Sederholm, Ilva Skulte, Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Vygandas “Vegas” Šimbelis, Isidora Todorović, Polona Tratnik and Fields Exhibition artists.

To order directly from RIXC Publisher write to
Price EUR 18.00 + shipping (EUR 6.50 per 1 book to EU countries).

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