Ex­e­cut­ing Ecolo­gies: Sys­tems, Code, In­scrip­tion

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  • Re-rooting Digital Culture: Media Art Ecologies

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  • Ex­e­cut­ing Ecolo­gies: Sys­tems, Code, In­scrip­tion

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  • Panel: Re-rooting Digital Culture: Media Art Ecologies

    Corby ex­plores over­lap­ping themes around en­vi­ron­ment, ecol­ogy and in­for­ma­tion. In doing so it at­tempts to sketch a the­o­ret­i­cal back­ground for an elec­tronic arts prac­tice con­cerned with re­spond­ing to cli­mate change. Such an un­der­tak­ing is fraught with dif­fi­cul­ties. It in­volves syn­the­sis­ing be­tween cul­tural, eco­log­i­cal and sci­en­tific view­points that often ap­pear at odds, and ne­go­ti­at­ing loaded con­cepts such as ‘na­ture’ and ‘en­vi­ron­ment’. Draw­ing on his own prac­tice and the writ­ing of Kather­ine Hayles, Gre­gory Bate­son and Ur­sula Heise amongst oth­ers Corby will ex­plore re­cur­sive re­la­tion­ship be­tween ma­te­r­ial and in­for­ma­tional do­mains and in doing so sign­post an ex­panded ecol­ogy of so­cial and tech­no­log­i­cal con­fig­u­ra­tions that can help frame dis­cus­sion of dig­i­tal prac­tice in this area.

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