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Green Jo-Anne on Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:47:41 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> Upgrade! Boston: ecoarttech

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
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
917.548.7780 or 617.522.3856
Networked_Performance: http://turbulence.org/blog
New American Radio: http://somewhere.org

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