To emphasize the reflections on urban transformation, the seminars have been provided in the old part of the city, with several vacant sites, as well as the ambitious project of the new headquarters dell’RIXC , the media center of the Latvian capital. The conferences are ‘urban geographies and networked media / process-based architecture’ with Frans Vogelaar, Hybrid Space Lab, KHM, Lev Manovich, Tuomas Toivonen, HALL, Francesca Ferguson , Urban Drift , Herve Trioreau, Carl Biorsmark, Kristine Briede, K @ 2 and Alex Adriaansens, V2, ‘Hybrid space / Interrelations of media art in public spaces, in virtual networks and architecture’ with Eric Kluitenberg, Tania Gorucheva, Russian Media Art Lab (RU), Edwin van der Heide, Luke Jerram, Atau Tanaka , Tamas Szakal, Michael Mastrototaro, Sabine Maier, Christoph Theiler, machfeld, Tim Boykett and Andreas Mayrhof, Times Up , ‘Cellspace, wireless networks, mapping and GPS-positioning’ with Marc Tuters, GPSter, Ewen Chardronnet, Ellipse, Marko Peljhan, Projekt Atol , Wayne Piekarski (AU), Jaanis Garancs (DE-LV), Adam Hyde, Radioqualia and Locative media, maps and psychogeography with Konrad Becker, Public Netbase, Brian Holmes, Aske Hopman, Esther Polak, Tom Demeyer, Marleen Sticker, Waag Society, Leonore Bonaccini, Xavier Fourt, Bureau d’etudes, 0100101110101101.ORG, Vopos .
Among the facilities include: ‘Matrix’, installation by Luke Jerram, which creates light sculptures directly into the eye of the user, using a proprietary technology of image retention on the retina, ‘Real Time Line’, the application to the territory of local ‘ self-titled project carried out in Amsterdam in December last year. ‘Psychotronic Government’, maps of the Bureau d’Etudes, and ‘Soft Cinema’ by Lev Manovich, in which the user is subjected to an endless series of sequences filmed narratives constructed on the fly from an appropriate software according to the rules imposed by ‘author, including songs from the soundtrack. Also sonic performance with three-dimensional visual and sound interfaces (Navigable Sound, Pingsonik, Sesema-Industrial.net, Cellulae.net), videos of Mike Stubbs and Wolf Kahlen, ‘LSP # 2’ by Edwin van der Heide with a laser controlled by the sounds , ‘Sensor Duo’ of Atau Tanaka and Cecile Babiole, ‘Data Comm Space’ by Adam Hyde and ‘Spectrosphere’ of Clausthome. Finally presented ‘Acoustic.Space (4): Media Architecture’ magazine aperiodic printed in Riga, together with the dvd ‘RT-32: Acoustic Space Lab’, with the history and exploration of multimedia performance about the famous radio telescope VIRAC deployed to Irbene .
How lessons from the social dynamic of ‘virtual ‘networks, can be applied to the creation of open, public physical spaces; discussion on designs for process-based architecture, and hybrid spaces.
Panel 1 :
urban geographies and networked media / process-based architecture
Frans Vogelaar, KHM Cologne, DE , Hybrid Space Lab , Amsterdam, NL
Tuomas Toivonen, AULA, Helsinki, FI
Francesca Ferguson, Urban Drift, Berlin, DE
Lev Manovich, San Diego, USA
Herve Trioreau, Paris, FR
Carl Biorsmark, Kristine Briede, K@2, Liepaja, LV
Alex Adriaansens, V2, Amsterdam
Panel 2 :
hybrid space / open source -media- architecture
Eric Kluitenberg, de Balie, Amsterdam, NL
Tania Gorucheva, Media Art Lab, Moscow, RU
Tim Boykett, Andreas Mayrhof, Times Up, Linz, AT
Luke Jerram, Bristol, UK
Tamas Szakal, Leipzig, DE
Michael Mastrototaro, Sabine Maier, Christoph Theiler, MACHFELD, Vienna, AT
How mapping/positioning and wireless networking impact on notions of space time and social organization.
cell-space: mapping-positioning and wireless networks
Marc Tuters, GPSter, Montreal, CA
Ewen Chardronnet, Ellipse, Paris, FR
Marko Peljhan, Projekt Atol, Ljubljana, SI – tbc.
Wayne Piekarski, UniSA, AU
Jaanis Garanchs, Cologne, DE, Riga, LV – Cellulae.net
Adam Hyde , r a d i o q u a l i a / London, UK-NZ
locative media and psychogeography
Konrad Becker, Public Netbase, Vienna, AT
Brian Holmes, Paris, FR-US
Aske Hopman, Esther Polak, Tom Demeyer, Marleen Sticker, de Waag, Amsterdam, NL
Leonore Bonaccini, Xavier Fourt, Bureau d’etudes, Paris, FR
Ted Pikul, 0100101110101101.ORG, Bologne, IT – VOPOS – Life Sharing
Presentation of the multimedia research DVD [RT-32] by RIXC and participants of the 2001 Acoustic Space Lab symposium.
The DVD [RT-32] produced by RIXC in Riga 2002-2003, is a multi-media exploration of the VIRAC radio telescope – a 32 m dish antenna in Irbene, Latvia. It covers the history of this top-secret Soviet era military object, including precise technical data and its conversion to scientific and civilian use, and introduces the international ACOUSTIC SPACE LAB symposium on sound art using radio and satellite technology that took place in summer 2001 at the site of the dish.