GLOBAL CONTROL

THE 3RD OPEN FIELDS CONFERENCE, 4 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, 60 PRESENTATIONS, INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 30 ARTWORKS, PERFORMANCES, AND JUST 140 AVAILABLE SEATS

When

13.09 – 15.09.2018

Where

The National Library of Latvia, Conference Center

Early Bird registration for RIXC Festival
Conference extended till September 6, 2018

REGISTER NOW

ABOUT

Marking the centennial anniversary of independent Latvia and Baltic countries, this year's festival takes up the call by becoming a space for artistic interventions and hot-button conversations addressing the complexity and future of digital society, especially with regards to ubiquitous surveillance and data privacy.

The anniversary festival conference titled GLOBAL CONTROL, investigates issues from three main perspectives:

Hybrid Wars and Post-Truth

The first, “hybrid war”, is particularly relevant in the context of the Baltic states independence celebration year, when continuous “post-truth” propaganda in media and tensions around military training in this region are on the rise. We also discuss the issue of “fake news”, its consequences on global politics, and its impacts on individual nations.

Surveillance and Immersion

The second perspective deals with “surveillance and immersion”; as we all are under surveillance, we need to become aware of both the enormous scale of “watching”, as well as the potential “depth” of watching due to the development of immersive technologies.

The Next Big Privacy

The third, concerns “the next big privacy” issue, discussed from a “data politics” perspective – What is the future of our social media? How can we feel safe about our data we publish on the internet today?, and How to maintain trust with the next generation?

EVENTS

OF2018:
Global Control Conference

LNB Conference Center

Read more

Global Control
and Censorship Exhibition

LNB Exhibition Halls

Read more

Public
Keynotes

LNB Conference Center

Read more

Opening Program

LNB Exhibition Halls

Read more

Performances

RISEBA University

Read more

Swamp Radio
and Satellite Events

Kemeri bog and RIXC Gallery

Read more

Book Presentation
Acoustic Space No. 17

LNB Conference Center

Read more

Press
Conference

LNB Conference Center

Read more

PROGRAMME

10:00 am

Press Conference


Venue: The National Library of Latvia

1:00 pm

Conference Registration


Venue: The National Library of Latvia

2:30 pm

Opening Session


Venue: The National Library of Latvia

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Opening Keynote Lectures

Bruce STERLING / Bernhard SEREXHE
Venue: The National Library of Latvia

7:00 pm

Exhibition Opening

GLOBAL CONTROL AND CENSORSHIP
Venue: The National Library of Latvia

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Coffee and Registration

Conference Day 1
Venue: The National Library of Latvia

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session


Venue: The National Library of Latvia

11:45 am - 4:30 pm

Parallel Sessions


Venue: The National Library of Latvia

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Public Keynote Lectures

Jasmina TESANOVIC / Mauro MARTINO
Venue: The National Library of Latvia

9:00 pm

Dinner (Tickets Required)


Venue: Restaurant – tbc.

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Coffee and Registration

Conference Day 2
Venue: The National Library of Latvia

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Plenary Session


Venue: The National Library of Latvia

11:45 am - 3:00 pm

Parallel Sessions


Venue: The National Library of Latvia

4:00 pm

Travel to Kemeri Bog by Bus

Visit of Outdoor Audiovisual Installations
Meeting point: tbc.

10:00 pm

Performance Night


Venue: RISEBA Media and Architecture Center H2O 6

Testimonials

I very much enjoyed my time in Riga and thank you for your hospitality and for accepting my paper.

 

D.L.D.
December 2016

I would like to thank and congratulate you all for organizing such a wonderful and inspiring conference and exhibitions. It was a great pleasure to be a part of this event. Your hospitality, furthermore, was very nice and memorable.

M. B.
October 2016

Just wanted to say many thanks for inviting me to exhibit and talk at the Open Fields. It’s been great meeting new people and opening new conversations, and I sincerely hope we work together again in the near future.

 

R. K.
October 2016

REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATION

Registration fees: 
 
Early Bird registration is open until August 25, 2018!
 
Early Bird Standard 48.00 EUR (Full Price – 64.00 EUR)
Early Bird Student 24.00 EUR (Full Price – 32.00 EUR)
Early Bird Attandee  48.00 EUR (Full Price – 64.00 EUR)
Early Bird Press 24.00 EUR (Full Price – 32.00 EUR)
 
To the registration page >
 
More detailed info about registration and accommodation find here > 


SUPPORT

  • Latvia 100
  • VKF
  • Rigas dome
  • Kulturas ministrija
  • creative europe prageamme
  • RISK change
  • EMAP – EMARE
  • Goethe institut
  • ZKM
  • LNB
  • Liepajas Universitate
  • MPLab
  • RISEBA
  • esse

LOCATIONS

Venues

The National Library of Latvia

Mūkusalas iela 3, Rīga, LV-1423

RIXC Gallery and Center

Lenču iela 2, Rīga, LV-1010

RISEBA Center for Architecture and Media H2O 6

Durbes iela 4, Rīga, LV-1007