“Inter(root), Banyan” presented by Gromala, Song and Barnes


Session Title:

  • Grounded Virtuality

Presentation Title:

  • Inter(root), Banyan




  • While the branches seek sky and light, the hidden entangled roots consume. What are the consequences of surfing the web for the next news headline, a nice pair of new shoes, or pornography? Can we spoil the real environment by exploring virtual ones like that in World of Warcraft? This exhibition will both directly address these sorts of questions about the environmental and ecological consequences of internet consumption, and also explore this relationship through an immersive, yet nontraditional mix of virtual and physical reality of the tangled tree of pleasure-seeking and environmental destruction that we have made for ourselves in the internet. This immersive exhibit will use a virtual representation of a Banyan tree to explore these issues.

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