Cary Peppermint
Since 2010
Works in New York United States of America

Cary Peppermint's work explores the convergence of ecological, cultural, and digital networks, through a post-disciplinary practice with strong ties to internet and performance art. His works are in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Computer Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Since co-founding ecoarttech with Leila Nadir in 2005, Cary's art has turned toward the imagination of the environment as a convergent network of biological, cultural, and digital spaces. Selected ecoarttech works include "Eclipse,” commissioned by; "Untitled Landscape #5,” a commission for the Whitney Museum of American Art; and "Center for Wildness and the Everyday,” a series of digital media works and performances about water scarcity commissioned by the University of North Texas. ecoarttech's honors include a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts artist fellowship and teaching appointments at Banff New Media Institute and Anderson Arts Ranch. Cary’s curatorial work has focused on digital, back-country, off the grid exhibitions such as Wild Info Net, a solar-powered sound-art installation in the Catskill Mountains, and Nature 2.0, one of the first exhibitions of eco-art engaging new media technologies. Peppermint is an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester and has held previous appointments at Cornell University, Colgate University, and the Pratt Institute.
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ecoarttech - Nature 2.0: Art, Media and Environment

Thu Oct 13, 2011 19:30 - Thu Oct 13, 2011

Brooklyn, NYC, New York
United States of America

Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint founded the ecoarttech collaborative in
2005 to explore environmental issues and convergent media and
technologies. They will be at Hyperallergic HQ on Thursday, October 13
at 7:30pm to discuss Nature 2.0: Convergent Ecologies of Art, Media,
and Environment.
This presentation will explore many crucial questions during our times, including most importantly “What does it mean to be a modern ecological being amidst a proliferation of networked environments — biological systems, global cultural exchanges, international commerce, industrial grids, digital networks and the World Wide Web?” This is the central question motivating art duo ecoarttech.
They understand the “eco” in eco-art to refer not only to nature and built environments but also to mobile spaces, such as highways and
subway trains, and “virtual” places created by digital media.
Ecoarttech’s work merges the primitive with emergent technologies, exploring how we relate to space, place, environment and new media at
the same time. What motivates ecoarttech’s work is not any particular “green” political issue but rather a sort of artistic-philosophical exploration of how modernization and new technologies have shaped how we think about and experience the “environment” — both personally and globally.


Upgrade! Boston: Serendipitous | Indeterminate Hike

Wed Apr 27, 2011 17:00 - Wed Apr 27, 2011

Meet at the Park Street T Station on the Boston Common for a walk downtown.
Experience Mark Shepard's iPhone app, "Serendipitor" and EcoArtTech's Android app, "Indeterminate Hikes" (wear comfortable walking shoes!). Then join us for drinks at Jacob Worth (31-37 Stuart Street, between Tremont and  Washington Streets).
"Serendipitor" is an alternative navigation app for the iPhone that helps you find something by looking for somethin...g else. Join us and participate in a 45 minute serendipitous city walk!  Bring an iPhone (iOS 3.1.3 or higher), comfortable walking shoes, and ample curiosity. Bring a friend or two as well! Download "Serendipitor" for free from the App Store.
"Indeterminate Hikes" (IH) is an Android app that acts as your guide through urban wilderness, directing  hikers to the sublime Scenic Vistas inhabiting our most developed environments. If you have an Android smartphone, download the IH app for free from the Android Market, or else just hike along.


ecoarttech Digital Media Workshop @ Anderson Ranch

Mon Jul 04, 2011 06:00 - Mon Jul 11, 2011

United States of America

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.


ecoarttech @ the Upgrade Boston - MIT Media Lab

Tue Nov 16, 2010 00:00 - Tue Nov 09, 2010

ecoarttech lecture & presentation
@ the Upgrade Boston
November 16, 2010; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
MIT Media Lab [E14], 6th Floor, Room 633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

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.”

Indeterminate Hikes, ecoarttech 2010

Untitled Landscape Number 5, ecoarttech 2009

Environmental Risk Assessment Rover - ERAR - AT, ecoarttech 2008

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LoVid's 'Rural Electrification' @ Colgate University

Wed Oct 20, 2010 00:00 - Mon Oct 18, 2010

United States of America

Art & Art History Students and students from Film & Media Studies assisting LoVid with "Rural Electrification." The show opens on Wednesday the 20th of October in Colgate's Clifford Gallery immediately following a talk by LoVid @ 4:30 in Goldin Auditorium.

Rural Electrification is simultaneously: harsh, delicate, playful, and apocalyptic. The installation includes 10 foot tall electrical towers shimmering in a field of chaotic black and white video patterns. The surreal experience is enhanced by the fact that the towers are made of paper and hovering slightly above the floor. The electronic components are LoVid's handmade synthesizer, which is creating the live video component of the installation. In their work they combine handmade engineering and craft. In "Rural Electrification" they combine handmade and mechanized production techniques.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:30 AM - Fri , November 19, 2010 4:30 PM
Colgate University, Little Hall - Golden Auditorium
Opening reception, Wed., Oct. 20, immediately
following lecture

See Colgate's experimental blog for digital and new media practice & research for more info:

This is an ArtsMix event sponsored by the Institute for the Creative and Performing Arts, and Film and Media studies