Conference streams organized by RIXC and LiepU MPLab takes place in the framework of “Textures” – the 6th European Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (SLSAeu 2010)

Riga, June 15 – 19, 2010

in Stocholm School of Economics, Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga, Latvia.

The 6th European Meeting of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts takes place throughout the June 15 – 19, 2010 in Riga, Latvia, in Stocholm School of Economics in Riga. The SLSAeu 2010 conference is dedicated to exploring fabrics, structures, surfaces, and interfaces in a world that has been transformed to a large extent through technoscience and networked media. This transformed world is highly textured, partly through verbal and non-verbal 'texts' but also by mixtures of human-made and given environments whose complexity offers resistance to symbolic readings.

Along the other conference streams (“Textuality and Materiality”, “Architextures”, “Biopalimpsests”, “Tissue Cultures”), two streams are co-organized by RIXC and MPLab (Art Research Laboratory) of Liepaja University: „Networks and Sustainability”, chaired by Armin Medosch and Rasa Smite, and „Art as Research” – chaired by Kerstin May and Rasa Smite.

Art as Research” stream is challenging the conventional notion of the role of art – by affirming that the art produce knowledge, and that the art can be scientific research approach, it claim the right for arts, to being an alternative form of knowledge and research on a par with other sciences.

Meanwhile, “Network and Sustainability” stream interrogates the complex relationships between "network technology" and " network society", in order to reveal the multilayered texture of networks and to consider what potential network culture contains for sustainable development in technological, social and cultural fields.

Conference and festival programme

SLSAeu 2010 conference takes place in collaboration with the International Festival for New Media Culture “Art+Communication 2010: TRANSBIOTICS”.

Organizers: MPLab (Art Research Lab of Liepaja University) and RIXC, The Center for New Media Culture in collaboration with e-text-textiles.

Contact: MPLab – Anna Trapenciere 26128129 (, Rasa Smite 26546776 (


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