Location: RIXC Media Space, 11. novembra krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas street.
Language: English
Free entrance. For conference accreditation please contact: Agnese Baranova <agnese (at)>


09.30 – Coffee and registration (at RIXC Media Space)

10.00 – 10.05 Welcome by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits / organizers.
10.05 – 10.15 Eric Kluitenberg / moderator (NL). Inhabiting the complex techno-ecologies of everyday life

10.15 – 12.15 Panel 1: TECHNOLOGY AND NATURE
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

Keynote 1: Ronald van Tienhoven / Next Nature (NL). The Nature Caused by People. (45 min)

Grégory Lasserre / Scenocosme (FR). Scenocosme artwork. (15 min)
Anne Sophie Witzke (DK). Technological ecologies in new media art. (15 min)
Julian Oliver (NZ / DE). From Media Art to Critical Engineering. (15 min)
Ricardo O'Nascimento, Javier Busturia. Plantas Parlantes, a collective work that draws new boundaries between human and nature. (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min

12.15 – 13.00 Lunch-break

13.00 – 14.45 Panel 2: TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

(Tele-)Keynote 2: – Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski, Daniel Irrgang (DE). Variantology
– Deep Time Relations in Arts, Sciences and Technology; and Anita Jóri (DE / HU).
Presentation on the Vilém Flusser arhive. (45 min)

Martin Howse (UK). Technology and the Plague. (15 min)
Normunds Kozlovs (LV). Steam-punk's ideological critique of technology (15 min)
Matze Schmidt (DE). SMA of the Energy Turn. What has Solar Technology to do with "restricted democracy" (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee-break

Moderator: Rasa Smite(LV)

Keynote 3: Erich Berger (FI). Field_Notes - Cultivating Grounds (45 min)

Dr. phys. Liga Grinberga (LV). The end of technology routine. (15 min)
Arne Hendriks (NL). The Increddible Shrinking Man. (15 min)
Dr. phys. Ojars Balcers (LV). A couple of dozen nasty POPs and the International Reference Life Cycle Data System. (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min


09.30 – Coffee

10.00 – 12.00 Panel 4: TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

Keynote 4: Rob van Kranenburg (NL). Revival. (45 min)

Tatiana Goryucheva (RU/NL). Imagining democratic technology before its production: the case of food traceability. (20 min)
Andrew Gryf Paterson (FI). Pixelversity 2012: Towards an ecogeographic perspective (20 min)
Kyd Campbell (CA/DE). Open source, DIY, Grassroots and the sharing of fundamental living knowledge. (20 min)
Gerard Rubio, Jordi Bari / BlablabLAB (ES). Ecology for precariety. (20 min)
Lynn Pook (FR). on Aptium and other audio-tactile art works. (20 min)

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch-break

13.00 – 14.30 Panel 5: TECHNOLOGY, ART AND ECOLOGY
Moderator: Eric Kluitenberg (NL)

Heath Bunting (UK). Blood rank vs social network. (30min)
Niki Passath (AT). Making the environment talk (15 min)
Mirae Rosner, Jesse Scot / memelab (CA / DE). SonicDrift: a locative media framework. (15 min)
Dr. sc. soc. Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits (LV). Talk to me: The Long Bean project. (15 min)
Discussion: 10 min

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee-break

14.45 – 17.00 Panel 6: TECHNOLOGY AND OPEN SYSTEMS
Moderator: Rasa Smite (LV)

Keynote 5: Thomas Thwaites. The Toaster Project (45 min)

Danja Vasiljev (RU / DE). Exploitation and re-examination of Network paradigms. (15 min)
Dr. philol. Ilva Skulte (LV). The book – a house, a dream, a tool: practices of reading in the environments of converging media. (15 min)
Dr. Zsofia Ruttkay (HU). Musea in the Digital Age. (15 min)
Matthew Gardiner (AT). Origami, robotics, and gardening. (15 min)
Discussion: 15 min