Global climate change and its effect on the environment is a concern that affects humanity’s collective cultural conscious. Understanding and developing a relationship to this problem is key to uncovering solutions and inspiring change. To the extent that new technology holds the answers to these problems, artists are poised to explore these technologies to discover and critique remedies. New Media, after all, relies on the energy infrastructure that powers it, and is therefore obligated to it. These issues challenge and inform my work – a work to decipher environmental data, to question the uses of new technologies, and to inspire the use of alternative, green energy sources.
- Bart Woodstrup seeks to understand and manipulate the aesthetics, semiotics, and narratives of various time-based media. Assistant Professor, College of Visual and Performing Arts, School of Art and Design, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, USA. bartwoodstrup.com