Selected Publications

Books and theses

 2016 (forthcoming, June 10 2016). New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961-1978). MIT Press, Boston Massachusetts and London.

2012. Automation, Cybernation and the Art of New Tendencies (1961-1973). Thesis (PhD). Goldsmiths, University of London. Available from:

2005. Technological Determinism in Media Art. Thesis (MA), Ravensbourne College, University of Sussex. Available from:

2004 Freie Netze - Geschichte, Kultur und Politik offener WLAN-Netze. Telepolis. Heidelberg: dpunkt Verlag.


Book chapters and articles

 2016 "Shockwaves in the New World Order of Information and Communication". In: Blackwell Companion to Digital Art. Christiane Paul, ed., Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, New Jersey. pp 355-383.

2015 Art as Visual Research: The Tendency in New Tendencies, in: Journal for Research Cultures, Vol 1, Issue 1, Dec 2015. Available from:

2015 "The Technological Unconscious and early computer art",' in: Histories of the Post-Digital, edited by Ekmel Ertan, Istanbul, Amberplatform, pp 62-97.

2014 "Fields – an Index of Possibilities." In: Techno-ecologies 2. Acoustic Space #12, Medosch A., Šmite, R., & Šmits, R., eds.. RIXC and University of Liepaja. pp 7-14.

2012. "Overcoming Alienation. Aspects of New Tendencies" (1961-1973). In: L’Internationale, Höller, C., ed., Zurich: JRP Ringier, pp. 251-260.

2012. 'Kreative Milieus.' In: Vergessene Zukunft: Radikale Netzkulturen in Europa. Stalder, F., Abbrich, C. eds., Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. pp. 19-26.

2010 '45 RPM.- 45 revoluçoes por minuto (historia da midia em alta velocidade)' In. Mediações, Tecnologia e Espaço Público: Panorama Crítico da Arte em Mídias Móveis. Bambozzi, L., Bastos, M. & Minelli, R., eds. Sao Paulo: Conrad Do Brasil. pp. 99-118.

2010 'Margins of Freedom: Privacy and the Politics of Labour and Information'. In: Beyond privacy: new perspectives on the public and private domains. Seijdel, J., Melis, L., Laermans, R., eds. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers. pp. 68-77.

2009. 'AmbientTV.NET: Real-Time Political Art From The Digital Underground.' In: AIS Reader. Luksch, M., Patel, M. eds., London: Ambient Information Systems, pp.336 - 368

2008. 'Waves - The Art of Deconcealment.' In: Spectropia - illuminating investigations into the electromagnetic spectrum. acoustic space #7, Medosch, A., Šmite, R., Smits, R., eds., Riga: RIX-C

'Waves - The Art of Electromagnetic Society (Introduction).' In: Waves - the art of electromagnetic society. Arns, I., Medosch, A., Šmits, R., Šmite, R., eds. Dortmund: Kember/HMKV

2006. 'Meshing in the Future.' In Media mutandis: a NODE.London reader. Marina Vishmidt, ed., London: NODE.London and Mute, pp. 234-245.

2005. 'Landscape Painting in the Information Age - Romanticism in Media Art'. In: Open Nature. Shikata et al. eds.. Tokyo: NTT[ICC]

2004. 'Gesellschaft im Ad-hoc-Modus'. in: Die Zukunft der Interaktivität. ZMI Schriftenreihe. Bieber, C., Leggewie, C., Hrsg., Kassel: Campus Verlag


Co-Editor of Edited Collections and Catalogues


with Šmite, R., & Šmits, R. eds., 2014. Techno-ecologies 2. Acoustic Space #12. Riga and Liepaja: RIXC & MPLab of Liepaja University.

with Šmite, R., & Šmits, R. eds., 2011. Networks and Sustainability. Acoustic Space #10. Riga and Liepaja: RIXC & MPLab of Liepaja University.

with Šmite, R., eds., 2008. Spectropia - illuminating investigations into the electromagnetic spectrum. Acoustic Space #7, Riga and Liepaja: RIXC & MPLab of Liepaja University.

with Arns, I., Šmits, R., and Šmite, R., eds., 2008. Waves - The Art of the Electromagnetic Society (exhib. cat.: HMKV/Phoenixhalle Dortmund 10.05.-29.06.2008). HartwareMedienkunstVerein. Dortmund: HMKV/Kettler.

with Šmite, R. & Silina, D. eds., 2006. Waves - electromagnetic waves as material and medium of art. ( RIXC and Riga Arsenals Aug 24 - Sept. 17 2006), Riga: RIXC.

2003. Dive an introduction into the world of free software and copyleft culture: CD-ROM and text collection. Liverpool: Virtualcentre-Media.Net and Fact.

with Röttgers, J., 2001. Netzpiraten : die Kultur des elektronischen Verbrechens. Hannover: Heise Verlag.

with Iglhaut, S., and Rötzer, F., 1996. Stadt am Netz. Ansichten von Telepolis. Mannheim: Bollmann