Nature 2.0: Ethics And Aesthetics Of Digital Landscapes
In this workshop, ecoarttech (Cary Peppermint and Leila Nadir) lead artistic investigations into digital eco-art that engages the physical landscapes surrounding Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the networked landscapes that technologically infuse our global culture. Through both theory and practice, we emphasize open source software for sustainable, creative solutions for both physical and networked environments. Students create hybrid new media works that exist both online and off.
Multiple software applications will be used to create digital, mixed-media artworks, including web applications, data visualizations, digital imaging, networked performance, sound and internet art.
Class meetings involve a mix of philosophical readings, digital media creative practice, technical exercises and critique. Brief readings on the ethics and aesthetics of digital media and the environmental movement are distributed daily for class discussion.
Cary Peppermint and Leila Christine Nadir co-founded ecoarttech to explore environmental issues, convergent media and technologies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Recent exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, Neuberger Museum of Art, Exit Art, and the European Media Art Festival. Cary teaches at Colgate University, and Leila is a Mellon post-doctoral fellow in environmental humanities at Wellesley College.