[NetBehaviour] Ecoarttech/Upgrade/Boston.

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Thu Nov 11 13:10:50 CET 2010


Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir cofounded ecoarttech in 2005 to explore 
convergent media, technology, and environments. Cary and Leila work 
interdisciplinarily, drawing on ideas and methodologies from digital 
studies, philosophy, literature, ecological science, critical/cultural 
studies, and art. For ecoarttech, the term "environment" does not refer 
only to nature or geographic spaces but rather to interwoven networks of 
biological, cultural, mental, and digital spaces. The health of each is 
indistinguishable from the health of others. As Gregory Bateson writes, 
the planet is part of humans' "eco-mental system": "if Lake Erie is 
driven insane [by pollution], its insanity is incorporated in the larger 
system of your thought and experience."

Ecoarttech's latest work, Indeterminate Hikes, is an Android app that 
guides users through the "wilderness" of urban spaces. The IH trail 
database directs hikers to a series of Scenic Vistas, where they have 
the opportunity to contemplate nature or wildness in a globalized, urban 
space and the overlapping terrains of psychological and environmental 
ecologies. Through the experience of taking a walk and slowing down in 
the city, Indeterminate Hikes seeks to cultivate the imagination of 
ecological and cultural sustainability in modern, networked environments.

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