[NetBehaviour] UPGRADE! BOSTON: "Technological Frontiers and the Limits of Nature: Networked Interventions"

Turbulence turbulence at turbulence.org
Thu Apr 19 18:12:50 CEST 2007

UPGRADE! BOSTON: "Technological Frontiers and the Limits of Nature:
Networked Interventions" -- a panel discussion with Jane D. Marsching, Cary
Peppermint and Brooke Singer; moderated by Shane Brennan.

WHEN: May 3, 7 pm
WHERE: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, at the corner of Prospect
Street, Cambridge. Free parking in the lot on the corner or take the T to
Central Square and walk 1 block.

Technology both extends humanity into the natural environment and brings the
"wilderness" indoors. "Arctic Listening Post" by Jane D. Marsching seeks to
create hybrid digitally based forms that interweave science, culture,
representation, history, and wonder through works that look at our human
impact on climate change in the Arctic. "A Series of Practical Performances
in the Wilderness - Summer 2005," by Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir,
attempts to bring wilderness into the global digital network through vlogs
(video blogs) via Quicktime, DVD interactivity, and the database format with
which it was conceptualized. Brooke Singer will discuss working with and
documenting communities living in toxic sites across the US who are tackling
remediation themselves because either the government has not responded or
simply says, "all is well."  About the speakers:

Part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival (http://bostoncyberats.org). Funded by
the LEF Foundation.

Upgrade! Boston (http://www.turbulence.org/upgrade/about.html) is curated by
Jo-Anne Green for Turbulence.org (http://turbulence.org) in partnership with
Art Interactive (http://artinteractive.org). It is one of 25 nodes currently
active in Upgrade! International (http://theupgrade.net), an emerging
network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to
bridging cultural divides. If you would like to present your work or get
involved, please email jo at turbulence.org.

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.: http://new-radio.org
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
Networked_Performance Blog: http://turbulence.org/blog
Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade 
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