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Leila Nadir is Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Wellesley College and earned her Ph.D. in English from Columbia University in 2009. She works as a trans-disciplinary scholar, new media artist, and creative writer, traversing the fields of trans-American literature, critical/cultural theory, theories of modernity/modernism, and media studies. Since 2005, she has been collaborating with artist Cary Peppermint under the name ecoarttech: together Cary and Leila explore the convergence of biological, cultural, and digital networks, imagining what it means to be an ecological being amidst globally networked environments. In spring 2012, Furtherfield interviewed Cary and Leila about the relationships of environment, media, technology in their work: http://www.furtherfield.org/features/interviews/interview-leila-nadir-and-cary-peppermint-ecoarttech.

Recent works include “Indeterminate Hikes” (2011/2012), a smartphone app and installation that transforms chance encounters in everyday locales into public performances of bio-cultural diversity and wild happenings, created originally for the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP exhibition; “Untitled Landscape #5,” an internet-based work commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, which visualizes the digital footprint left by visitors to the Museum’s online information environment; “Center for Wildness in the Everyday” (2010), a series of networked performances about the “wildness” of water in the Texas Trinity River Basin, commissioned by the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design; and “Eclipse” (2009), a net art work exploring the politics of pollution, the myth of wilderness, and the surplus of online information, commissioned by Turbulence.org of New Radio & Performing Arts, Inc. other honors include a New York Foundation for the Arts artist fellowship and teaching positions at Banff New Media Institute and Anderson Arts Ranch.

In addition to ecoarttech, Leila regularly reviews exhibitions and books related to art, technology, environment, and science. Many of her reviews can be found at Hyperallergic: http://hyperallergic.com/author/leila-nadir/. Her current projects also include writing a memoir about growing up in an Afghan immigrant community in rural Central New York during the Cold War and revising her doctoral dissertation into a book intertwining ecological theories of modernity, media, art, and literature.

For more information, please visit http://www.ecoarttech.net/. You can also follow Leila's work with and beyond ecoarttech by joining https://www.facebook.com/ecoarttech or following ecoarttech's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/#!/ecoarttech.
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LA Re.Play: An Exhibition of Mobile Media ARt


Dates:
Wed Feb 22, 2012 13:50 - Sun Feb 26, 2012

Mobilizing Los Angeles as a place to play and a place in play, LA Re.Play presents leading international artists working with mobile and geolocated media. The exhibit accompanies the double session presentation on Mobile Art: The Aesthetics of Mobile Network Culture in Placemaking, co-organized by Hana Iverson and Mimi Sheller for the College Arts Association 2012 conference, as well as an off-conference roundtable City/Space and Creative Measure, moderated by Jeremy Hight at the Art Center. Playing upon the dynamic relations between physical place, digital space, and mobile access via smartphone, we explore art that incorporates cell phones, GPS and other mobile technology, revealing the complex social, political, technological and physiological effects of new mixed reality interactions.Curated by Hana Iverson, Mimi Sheller, and Jeremy Hight.

Artists include Electronic Disturbance Theater/b.a.n.g. Lab, Chris Robbins & Katherine Lambert, Colleen Macklin, Ecoarttech (Leila Nadir & Cary Peppermint), Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum, Hana Iverson & Sarah Drury, Ian Woodcock & Julian Rickert, Jenny Marketou, Jeremy Hight, ManifestAR, Martha Ladly & Bruce Hinds, Paula Levine, Teri Rueb


DISCUSSION

NYFA interviews Ecology, Art, + Technology Collaborative, ecoarttech


http://www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=912&fid=5&sid=156

About ecoarttech:
Leila
Nadir and Cary Peppermint started their collaborative to explore
environmental issues and convergent media from an interdisciplinary
perspective. ecoarttech explores what it means to be a modern ecological
being amidst networked environments, including biological systems,
global cultural exchanges, international commerce, industrial grids,
digital networks, and the world wide web. Merging primitive with
emergent technologies, Leila and Cary investigate the overlapping
terrain between “nature,” built environments, mobility, and electronic
spaces. ecoarttech recently completed commissions for the Whitney Museum
of American Art, Turbulence.org of
New Radio & Performing Arts, and University of North Texas and has
exhibited and lectured at MIT Media Lab, Banff New Media Institute,
Smackmellon Gallery, European Media Art Festival, Exit Art Gallery, and
Neuberger Museum of Art.

Leila earned her PhD in literature from
Columbia University in 2009 and was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in
Environmental Humanities at Wellesley College in 2010-2011. Cary is
Assistant Professor of Digital Art at University of Rochester and has
created new media art for over twenty years. For more info, visit www.ecoarttech.net.

EVENT

NYFA interviews Ecology, Art, + Technology Collaborative, ecoarttech


Dates:
Tue Feb 07, 2012 06:30 - Mon Dec 31, 2012

http://www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=912&fid=5&sid=156

About ecoarttech:
Leila Nadir and Cary Peppermint started their collaborative to explore environmental issues and convergent media from an interdisciplinary perspective. ecoarttech explores what it means to be a modern ecological being amidst networked environments, including biological systems, global cultural exchanges, international commerce, industrial grids, digital networks, and the world wide web. Merging primitive with emergent technologies, Leila and Cary investigate the overlapping terrain between “nature,” built environments, mobility, and electronic spaces. ecoarttech recently completed commissions for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Turbulence.org of New Radio & Performing Arts, and University of North Texas and has exhibited and lectured at MIT Media Lab, Banff New Media Institute, Smackmellon Gallery, European Media Art Festival, Exit Art Gallery, and Neuberger Museum of Art.

Leila earned her PhD in literature from Columbia University in 2009 and was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Humanities at Wellesley College in 2010-2011. Cary is Assistant Professor of Digital Art at University of Rochester and has created new media art for over twenty years. For more info, visit www.ecoarttech.net.



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Interactive Futures '11: Animal Influence


Dates:
Fri Nov 18, 2011 16:30 - Sun Nov 27, 2011

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Intersections Digital Studios
Vancouver, BC

Interactive Futures (IF) 2011, November 17-19, presents the theme “Animal Influence” by spotlighting the work of media artists whose work has been influenced by the growing wealth of knowledge on animal behavior, cognition, creativity and consciousness emerging from such fields as ecology, cognitive ethology, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, zoology, and others. These research areas have focused on new understandings of animal life and are helping to shift assumed conventions concerning animal cognition, consciousness, and agency. While the change in human attitudes towards animals has been documented in news media as well as in more academic venues, the idea that animals might possess emotional, moral, cognitive lives is an idea that has been, in the past, either dismissed or associated with metaphorical or symbolic approaches.

Our particular interest is in how investigations in animal-human relations are affecting the ways in which new media artists are considering broader understandings of other species and creating varying methodologies for experimental art and new media appropriate for these unique circumstances.

IF’11: Animal Influence offers a workshop, exhibitions, performances, screenings and international promotional activity and an international publication with the journal Antennae: Journal of Nature in Visual Culture for audiences including policy-makers, business leaders, community leaders, educators, and members of the media, as well as academics and artists in various fields and interested members of the public.

The exhibitions have works by internationally renowned new media artists who work with animals as subject matter, or even with animals as collaborators. Artists include: Ecoarttech, , Sam Easterson, Sandra Semchuk, France Cadet, Chris Jones, Joanne Bristol, Iain Gardner, Merritt Johnson, Lisa Jevbratt. The work featured at Gallery Gachet includes artists Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson, and Julie Andreyev.