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RIXC Art and Science Festival Conference 2015. Photo: Kristīne Madjare

RIXC Art and Science Festival Conference 2016 0

...networked responses to geophysical, geopolitical and socio-cultural shifts

In the previous year the annual RIXC festival made a turn by changing its title and course – from early networked cultures of 90s and “art+communication” ideas, the festival has now made a shift towards more broader art and science fields.

This year festival has two fold intent. The first, is to explore more profoundly transformative potential of art, by reflecting upon the changing social cultural landscape of Europe and globe, taking into account the shifting geophysical, geopolitical and technological vectors that are shaping it. The second, is to explore the changing notion of contemporaneity and its impact on the media art and networked cultures in 21st century.

Taking place in framework of Changing Weathers project, the festival program will feature Open Fields – an international academic art and science conference, providing a theoretical base for the festival exhibition. The exhibition will take place from September 29 – November 6, 2016 in the new Exhibition Hall of the National Library of Latvia, complemented by public lectures, artists presentations, workshops and performances. 


- data interpretations, mapping the archives and future of networked art
- contemporaneity and eco-aesthetics in media art practice
- geophysical, geopolitical and socio-cultural shifts across Europe
- next economy: peer-to-peer models, “art-ups” and creative / social entrepreneurship



Welcome to submit your conference proposal consisting of:
- keywords 5–6,
- an abstract 250 words,
- biography of the author(s) 200 words each.

Conference language: English.


Festival curators: Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits. Contact:, +371 67228478 (RIXC office), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)

Organized by RIXC in collaboration with Changing Weathers partners.
Support: EU program "Creative Europe", State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia