Towards an Ecosophical Praxis of New Media

Armstrong, Keith M. (2003) Towards an Ecosophical Praxis of New Media. In Miles, Adrian (Ed.) MelbourneDAC 2003 Streamingworlds, 5th International Digital Arts & Culture Conference May 2003, May 2003, RMIT University School of Applied Communication Melbourne, Australia.


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We live under the enduring shadow of ecological crisis. Contemporary theorists have suggested that this ‘problem of ecology’ indicates a more general crisis of human subjectivity. Having observed much new media art praxis operates largely without awareness of the ecological implications of those practices I began developing new processes for conceptualising and developing media art works which I termed ‘Ecosophical’. My objective was to discover whether such works could be used to create contexts within which participants might reflect upon connections between the ‘problem of ecology’ and the proposed problem of human subjectivity.

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ID Code: 396
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Papers from this conference were published on line and in Fineartforum (see links above)
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Keywords: New Media arts, Ecology, Ecosophy, Environment, Cross, Disciplinary Practices, Site Specific Installation, Interactive Environments
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Electronic Media Art (190203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 26 Aug 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:02

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