Rasa Smite

Rasa Smite at Acoustic Space #3

Rasa Smite

Rasa Smite (LV) is a media artist, organiser and net activist.

Rasa Smite is a media artist, organiser and net activist, based in Riga, Latvia. She frequently collaborates with Raitis Smits.

Rasa Smite is the co-founder of Riga internet radio OZONE (1997). She is editor of the publication on new media culture and net audio - The Acoustic.Space (since 1998) and co-founder of the international net.broadcasters network and mailing list XCHANGE (1997), which received an Award of Distinction in the PRIX Ars Electronica '98, Linz, Austria.

Rasa Smite is one of initiators and organiser of the Acoustic Space Lab - international symposium on sound art, radio waves and satellite technologies, which took place in Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center in Irbene, Latvia. She is involved in various European media culture initiatives. E-LAB is a co-founder of the ECB - European Cultural Backbone, the coalition of European media art centres. Since 1999 she is also actively involved in developing cultural exchange and networks in the field of new media culture within the Baltic Sea and North-East European regions. She is co-initiator and co-founder of the Baltic/Nordic media art network - NICE [Network Interface for Cultural Exchange], co-ordinator of the Baltic Sea Media Space Workshop during the Temporary Media Lab project, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki (1999), [NICE] Network meeting in Riga (2000) and organiser of the [NICE] Training programme in New Media Cultural Management in Riga (2001).

Rasa Smite (together with Raitis Smits and Jaanis Garancs) are the initiators and founders of the Electronic arts and media centre E-LAB (1996) and The Center for New Media Culture RIXC (2000) in Riga. E-LAB (now RIXC) is the organiser of the annual international new media culture festivals "Art+Communication" in Riga (since 1996).




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