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Rasa Smite on Thu, 8 Dec 2005 16:21:50 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> [call] CALL FOR PAPERS: WAVES (Acoustic Space Reader. Issue #6)


WAVES - electromagnetic waves as material and medium of art 
(Acoustic Space Reader. Issue #6)

We are seeking manuscripts for the upcoming Acoustic Space journal, to
published for the 8th international Art+Communication festival that will
celebrate its 10th anniversary in Riga Latvia, from August 24-27, 2006.
For the first time the festival will be conceived as a large scale
exhibition event that focuses on the phenomenon of "electromagnetic

The print journal, Acoustic Space is a forum for net.radio, sound art
creative explorations in the networked electro-acoustic environments.
in its 6th edition, Acoustic Space WAVES Issue will deal with properties
waves in imaginative ways, exploring, making visible or making us feel
waves on a host of different bands of the spectrum. 

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The main thesis behind the WAVES idea is that when artists take waves
seriously as the medium of their artwork, they start questioning the
boundaries of what can be done with this medium. Electronic information
a tightly controlled sphere. Yet artists with their electronic DIY kits
have found numerous ways of thinking outside the box, making their own
waves, creating alternative networks and facilities or creatively
existing technology. 

The publication seeks to offer a space of exchange for artists,
media theorists, radio activists and new media practitioners who are
exploring ideas and notions in relation to electromagnetic waves,
space, and also waves as a universal principle.  


* Themes and subthemes:

> scientific/artistic: - radio astronomy - radio cryptography - spectrum
mapping - radio oceanography - climate change research - visualisation
sonification - ... 

> alternative communication systems: - ad-hoc networking - wireless - ...

> wave philosophy: - wave-particle duality - wave sculpture -
signal-to-noise ratio - determinism vs indeterminism - quantum spacetime
bubbles - ... 

> social movements: - social cycles - Kondratiev - ... 

> psycho-esoteric-utopian: - ESP, Raudive, Jirgenson - psycho climate
research - Tesla - Schauberger - ...


We encourage you to submit abstracts first. Proposals and inquiries
regarding submissions should be made to Rasa Smite <rasa {AT} rixc.lv>

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2006 (for abstracts) 

(+ for finished texts: April 15, 2006)

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* Conceptual background:

By Armin Medosch

Pantha Rei - everything flows

Radio waves occur naturally. Society puts the biggest emphasis on the
ability of waves to carry signals. Radio, television and mobile
are some of the most widely used applications. The worlds fixation on
content and its socio-political implications makes us forget the waves
themselves. The proposed exhibition takes a look at the physical
of waves. Waves are considered to be 'imm
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