[NetBehaviour] Re-rooting digital culture - media art ecologies.

info info at furtherfield.org
Fri Apr 15 19:17:28 CEST 2011

A Furtherfield Unconference event.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW please email ale[at]furtherfield[dot]org

Over the last decade the awareness of anthropogenic climate change has 
emerged in parallel with global digital communication networks. In the 
context of environmental and economic collapse people around the world 
are seeking alternative visions of prosperity and sustainable ways of 

While the legacy of the carbon fuelled Industrial Revolution plays 
itself out, we find ourselves grappling with questions about the future 
implications of fast-evolving global digital infrastructure. By their 
very nature the new tools, networks and behaviours of productivity, 
exchange and cooperation between humans and machines grow and develop at 
an accelerated rate.

The ideas for this trans-disciplinary panel have grown out of 
Furtherfield's Media Art Ecologies programme and will explore the impact 
of digital culture on climate change, developing themes adopted in 
grass-roots, emerging and established practices in art, design and science.


Chair: John Hartley
Speakers: -

Michel Bauwens - On how Peer to Peer thought and technology point 
towards alternative production methods and a sustainable future. 

Catherine Bottrill - On working with producers and consumers to consider 
the environmental long-tail of digital culture.

Ruth Catlow - On ecological approaches to tools, networks and behaviours 
in a digital art community. http://www.furtherfield.org/user/ruth-catlow

The discussion will inform a second event in September at ISEA 2011 
where we will be joined by artists Tom Corby http://tinyurl.com/6fblopc 
and Helen Varley Jamieson http://www.creative-catalyst.com/.

Who this is for: any interested members of the public, 
cross-disciplinary (science, art, technology) practitioners, academics, 
students, researchers with an interest in digital culture, technology, 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW please email ale[at]furtherfield[dot]org

Where: CREAM (Centre for Research in Education Art and Media), 
University of Westminster
Building: 309 Regent Street Campus
Room: RS 152 Cayley Room
Date/ Time: Friday May 13, 2011 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Maximum Seats: 60

Re-rooting digital culture is part of Furtherfield's Media Art Ecologies 
Programme http://www.furtherfield.org/programmes/media-art-ecologies. 
This unconference event is partnered by CREAM (Centre for Research in 
Education Art and Media) http://www.wmin.ac.uk/mad/page-569

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