[ISEA2010] Paper: Søren Bro Pold – The Digital Aesthetics of Climate Crisis


During the last year (2009-2010) we have witnessed a big wave of interest in the climate crisis building up towards COP15 and quickly fading again after the failure to reach a binding agreement. Digital climate art was part of this wave, but is digital climate art only a politically correct, green-washing court jester, or does it have a more essential role to play? Does media reflexive digital art have a special role in the climate debate, and how can the climate crisis be articulated through digital art as an artistic and aesthetic problem? Is there a new genre of digital climate art, and if so, how can it be characterized and critically discussed?

  • Søren Bro Pold (DK) has done research in media-, digital and interface aesthetics and art currently mainly related to urban and public interfaces. Forthcoming is “Interface Criticism – Aesthetics Beyond the Buttons”, co-edited with Christian Ulrik Andersen.

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