[ISEA2012] Panel: Steve Benton, Tara Boath-Mooney & Lizbeth Goodman – SMARTLAB/CATALYST: CATALYSING TRANSDISCIPLINARY CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR REAL SOCIAL CHANGE

Panel Statement

With the onset of cloud computing and the increasing ubiquity of our technology we are increasingly consuming electricity and natural resources, with the relationship between our gigabytes of storage and our carbon footprints easily overlooked. Is the cloud the green alternative or a dark storm brewing? With avatars in Second Life generating a carbon footprint up to three times that of an individual in the developing world then perhaps it’s time to take a closer look at The Matter of Technology. The panel convenes artists, technologists and activists to present their practices and consider our complex relationship with technology.