[ISEA2023] Paper: Peter Purg & Kristina Pranjić — To Know a Tree: Symbiotic Mutualism and Artistic Exploration against Anthropocentric Science


Full Paper. Theme: Ecosystems – Climate Change Sub theme: Symbiotic Individuations

Looking across the art-science nexus, the contribution discovers an emerging symbiotic mutualism that goes against mere inter-species tolerance of the posthuman perspective. This new understanding of symbiosis may be described as a trans-action, both physical or factual in scientific terms, and arguably symbolical in the artistic sense.

  • Dr. Peter Purg is Associate Professor and New Media lead at School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, as well as dean of the School of Humanities. Next to scientific inquiries in interdisciplinary collaboration, crossover innovation and media art, his artistic interests range from narrative performances to intermedia installations in public-space. http://www.ljudmila.org/chrt/peterpurg-en.html
  • Prof. Dr. Kristina Pranjić is Researcher in the project Sustainable Digital Preservation of the Slovenian New Media Art, Research Center for the Humanities, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. https://www.ung.si/en/research/research-centre-for-humanities/staff/kristina-pranjic