[NetBehaviour] Upgrade! Boston: ecoarttech

Green Jo-Anne jo at turbulence.org
Mon Nov 15 02:42:02 CET 2010


Upgrade! Boston: ecoarttech
November 16, 2010; 7:00 - 9:00 pm
MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th Floor, Room, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge,  
Massachusetts

Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir co-founded 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 biologi...cal, 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. More here http://turbulence.org/ 
upgrade_boston/2010/10/ecoarttech/

Jo-Anne Green
Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
917.548.7780 or 617.522.3856
Turbulence: http://turbulence.org
Networked_Performance: http://turbulence.org/blog
Networked_Music_Review: http://turbulence.org/networked_music_review
Networked: http://networkedbook.org
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org
Upgrade! Boston: http://turbulence.org/upgrade_boston



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