NYFA interviews Ecology, Art, + Technology Collaborative, ecoarttech

Posted by leila christine nadir | Tue Feb 7th 2012 6:38 a.m.


About ecoarttech:
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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