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Distracted : poetic interpretations of climate change

Sade, Gavin & Bracks, Priscilla (2009) Distracted : poetic interpretations of climate change. In Proceedings of Digital Art and Culture 2009 : After Embodiment, University of California, University of California, Irvine.

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Abstract

This paper introduces the creative work Distracted and discusses conceptual, aesthetic and technical aspects of the work. The work was conceived as a luminous, interactive, computational media installation informed by our interest in the Antarctica. Through the paper we focus on: how the work addresses the themes of climate change and sustainability; how we attempted to work with selected sets of scientific data to evoke the delicate yet extreme nature of the environment and the ways in which ice is a record of the earth’s geological history and recent human impacts; and how the process of making this artwork caused us to reconsider our practices and formulate strategies for redirecting our practice in a manner that addresses the challenges of sustainability.

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ID Code: 31058
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: environment, sustainability, climate change
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999) > Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified (199999)
Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2010 15:52
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 14:07

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