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.
- Tom Corby is an artist and writer working at the University of Westminster, UK. His artworks produced with Gavin Baily and Jonathan Mackenzie, explore technological and ecological relations and have been exhibited at numerous venues including the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; the Intercommunication Centre (ICC), Tokyo and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Awards include at the 10th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2007 and at Prix Ars Electronica 2006 and 2000 amongst many others. Reviewed in Art Review, Art Monthly, The Guardian, La Repubblica and Artist’s Newsletter.