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.
- Ruth Catlow, artist, UK ruthcatlow.net
- Claire Cote, Associate Professor, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University Of Queensland, Australia
- Tara Baoth Mooney, designer, UK tarabaoth.wordpress.com/about
- Anita McKeown (USA) is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, scholar and educator, interested in Creative Placemaking and Open Source Culture and Technology. Education co-theme leader for ISEA2012. smartlab-ie.com/faculty/anita-mckeown