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April 19, 2007

Upgrade! Boston


Technological Frontiers and the Limits of Nature: Networked Interventions

UPGRADE! BOSTON: Technological Frontiers and the Limits of Nature: Networked Interventions -- a panel discussion with Jane D. Marsching, Cary Peppermint and Brooke Singer; moderated by Shane Brennan :: WHEN: May 3, 7 pm :: WHERE: Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge.

Technology both extends humanity into the natural environment and brings the "wilderness" indoors. "Arctic Listening Post" by Jane D. Marsching seeks to create hybrid digitally based forms that interweave science, culture, representation, history, and wonder through works that look at our human impact on climate change in the Arctic. "A Series of Practical Performances in the Wilderness - Summer 2005," by Cary Peppermint and Christine Nadir, attempts to bring wilderness into the global digital network through vlogs (video blogs) via Quicktime, DVD interactivity, and the database format with which it was conceptualized. Brooke Singer will discuss working with and documenting communities living in toxic sites across the US who are tackling remediation themselves because either the government has not responded or simply says, “all is well.” About the speakers.

Part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival. Funded by the LEF Foundation.

Upgrade! Boston is curated by Jo-Anne Green for Turbulence.org in partnership with Art Interactive. It is one of 24 nodes currently active in Upgrade! International, an emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. If you would like to present your work or get involved, please email jo[at]turbulence.org.

Posted by jo at April 19, 2007 12:16 PM