Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits are artists and researchers, who lecture extensively on topics such as art, science and emerging technology intersections, new media art and preservation of artworks using digital technologies. Their topics also include creative networking, techno-ecologies and art in post-media conditions.

They are giving keynote talks, lectures and artist presentations in conferences (as well as in festivals, universities, museums), masterly combining media theory, science philosophy and history of modern art with their own experience of creative networking and artistic practice, which has been particularly innovative and visionary already for two decades now.

 

Forthcoming Lectures

RENEWABLE FUTURES
Talk by Rasa Smite at Renewable Futures conference.
28 and 29 April in Natlab, Eindhoven

 

Dr. Rasa Smite

Professor in New Media Art program in Liepaja University
Lecturer at RISEBA Architecture and Media Center H2O 6, Riga

 

Selected video

Creative Networks. Shifts from “Techno-Scientific” to “Techno-Ecological” Paradigm
Keynote lecture by Rasa Smite
Conference “Synthesize!”, Art and Design School (HGK), Basel

 

Recent Lectures and Keynotes

Creative Networks. From Internet Radio Experiments to Techno-Ecological Art Practices
“Art and Context” seminar, University of Agder, Faculty of Fine Arts. Kristiansand, 2016

Renewable Futures. Ecological perspective in contemporary media art
Bauhaus University, Weimar, 2016

Renewable Futures. Building Techno-Ecological Perspective in Art and Science
“Get A-life” seminar, Piksel festival, Bergen, 2015

Renewable Futures. Art and Science Join Forces in Building Techno-Ecological Perspective.
Tehniska Museet, Stockholm, 2015

Renewable Futures and Techno-ecological Art Practices
Keynote lecture, iWeek festival conference, Liepaja, 2015

Renewable Network and Techno-Ecological Art Practices
“Art, Ecology and New Media” Symposium Toulouse University, Toulouse, 2015

Fields [Exhibition]. Techno-Ecological Art Practices
Keynote lecture. “Cultural Haritage as a Resource” symposium, Serde Artist Residency Center, Aizpute, 2015

Transformative Potential of the Arts. On crossovers of science and technology, social interaction and environmental innovation
“Crossovers Culture and Technology” Conference, Mons, 2015

Renewable Futures. Exploring Transformative Potential of Arts in the Age of Post-Media
“Education Changing Institutions” Conference, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo, 2015

Art as Research
Doctoral conference, Art Academy of Latvia. 2013

Renewable Futures and Emerging Techno-Ecological Art Practices
Art+Communication festival conference, Riga. 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Raitis Smits

Associate professor at Visual Communication department, Art Academy of Latvia
Lecturer in New Media Art program, Liepaja University

Giving lectures and workshops focusing on art, science and emerging technology intersections, new media art and preservation of artworks using digital technologies.

 

Recent Lectures

Renewable Futures. Ecological perspective in contemporary media art
Bauhaus University, Weimar, 2016

Emerging Techno-Ecological Art Practices - the Poetics of Green Energy
CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, 2015

Renewable Futures. Art and Science Join Forces in Building Techno-Ecological Perspective.
Tehniska Museet, Stockholm, 2015

Preservation and representation of new media art.
Aalto University, Helsinki, 2015

Emerging Techno-Ecological Art Practices. Shifts from new media to post media situation in art.
Pikslaverk festival for electronic arts, Reykjavik, 2015
Faculty of Media Hochschule Darmstadt, Dieburg, 2014

Bacteria Battery No. 5
FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel. 2013

Art as Research
Doctoral conference, Art Academy of Latvia. 2013

Renewable Futures and Emerging Techno-Ecological Art Practices
Art+Communication festival conference, Riga. 2012

An Artistic Approach in a Quest for Sustainable Future
UC Santa Barbara. 2011

Between Art and Science. RT-32 Acoustic Space Lab
UC Santa barbara. 2011

 

Recent Workshops

Bacteria Battery workshop (How to build DIY microbial fuel cell)

Bauhaus University, Weimar. 2016
Second LCCA Summer School, Rucka manor, Cesis. 2015
3D Biolab Art & Science, Maison Du Design, Mons. 2015
Alternative Art Fair Alt_Cph14, Copenhagen. 2014
Dutch Technology Week, Eindhoven. 2013
FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel. 2013