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XI International festival for new media culture “Art + Communication 2009: Energy” conference

The conference was gathering together an international group of artists, science researchers, engineers, activists, sociologists, philosophers, architects, designers, futurists, and other lateral thinkers, who are engaged with the issues of sustainable development, in relation to the themes proposed above.

FRIDAY, 9 OCTOBER


09:30 – 10:00
Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and introduction by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits (RIXC)

10:05 – 12:25
PLENARY SESSION
Michel Bauwens
PEAK ENERGY, PEAK HIERARCHY, OPEN EVERYTHING
60min-talk , 15min-discussions
Ludger Hovestadt, Vera Bühlmann
ENERGY IN THE METALITHICUM ERA – DOMESTICATING THE WEATHER
50min-talk , 15min-discussions

12:25 – 12:30 Coffee / Herbal break


12:30 – 14:40 PANEL 1: CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Arnbjörn Ólafsson
WE’VE LOST THE MONEY, BUT WE STILL HAVE THE ENERGY! SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY IN ICELAND
20min-talk , 5min-discussions
John Reshaur Enevoldsen
ENERGY ISLAND SAMSØ IN A CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
20min-talk , 5min-discussions
Tina Finnas
VISUAL VOLTAGE – REFLECTIONS ON ENERGY
20min-talk , 5min-discussions

Coffee break (5min)

Janis Kleperis, Liga Grinberga, Imants Dirba, Ilze Klepere
NEW MATERIALS AND ELECTRO-TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR HYDROGEN ENERGY SYSTEMS
20min-talk , 5min-discussions
Bartaku
PhoEf: THE UNDISCLOSED POÉSIS OF THE PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT [on food] 20min-talk , 5min-discussions

14:40 – 15:30 Lunch break

15:30 – 17:30 PANEL 2: ENERGY IN NATURE AND SOCIETY
Christina Stadlbauer
EXPLORING OUR PRIVATE POWER LINES
20min-talk , 5min-discussions
Tiina Sööt
UNDERSTANDING OF ECOLOGY IN HUMANITIES
10min-talk , 5min-discussions
Erik Sjodin
STEM SOUNDS AND BUSH-SCOPES
15min-talk , 5min-discussions
Jon Cohrs
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
15min-talk , 5min-discussions
Solvita Krese
SURVIVAL KIT
15min-talk , 5min-discussions

17:00 – 17:30 Marko Peljhan
On-line lecture from US: TACTICAL LANDSCAPES – NORTHERN PERSPECTIVES
20min-talk , 10min-discussions


SATURDAY, 10 OCTOBER

11:00 – 12:00 Panel 3: INFORMATION AND ENERGY

Julian Priest
WHO IS ENERGY
20min-talk , 5min-discussions
Niamh McDonnell
THE ENERGETICS OF DIGITAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
15min-talk , 5min-discussions
Gert Aertsen
ATKN: A TRIBUTE TO KARL L. NESSLER
20min-talk , 5min-discussions

12:00 – 14:00 Online session: THE QUEST FOR A SUSTAINABLE IMMOBILITY
Discussion on the current explosion of hypermobility and sustainability issues related to it – introducing forthcoming Electrosmog festival. Moderated by Eric Kluitenberg, live online connection between De Balie, Amsterdam and Energy conference, Riga.

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 18:00 Panel 4: SCIENCE AND ART OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
Juris Žagars
ENERGY FUTURE
20min-talk , 5min-discussions
Terike Haapoja
INTERIORS – EXTERIORS. NATURE SCIENTIFIC WORLDVIEWS AND NEW TECHNOLOGY IN ART
20min-talk , 5min-discussions
Ákos Maróy
BIO.DISPLAY
15min-talk , 5min-discussions
Ingrīda Šahta
THE GARMENTS WITH INTEGRATED MICROCLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
15min-talk , 5min-discussions

Coffee / Herbal break (10 min)

Anu Osva
ArsBioARCTICA – ART AND SCIENCE COOPERATION IN KILPISJÄRVI
15min-talk , 5min-discussions
Thomas Traxler
THE IDEA OF A TREE
15min-talk , 5min-discussions
Lise Skou
ART WITHIN THE FIELD OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
15min-talk , 5min-discussions
Signe Pucena
TECHNOLOGY MYTH
10min-talk , 5min-discussions
Rasa Šmite, Raitis Šmits
ART AND RENEWABLE ENERGY NETWORK
10min-talk , 5min-discussions

Admission free