Environment

Edgelands | Jonathan Hanahan

In his video piece Edgelands (2020), Jonathan Hanahan juxtaposes distorted, AI-generated images depicting midwestern landscapes combined with illegal e-waste dumpsites in Africa, Asia, and India. The resulting hypothetical landscapes depict a potential future where one can no longer dump the waste of the West’s over-consumption of hardware on others’ shores. …

Listen to Big Data | Dong Yuxiang

In Listen to Big Data (2019), Dong Yuxiang creates an auditory environment for listeners to “meditate on the materiality of big data” and the environmental impacts rooted in the infrastructures of information communication technology. This sound piece is composed of field recordings captured at eight locations in and around a…

Escape by Vi Trinh

Escape | Vi Trinh

Escape is an existential horror interactive experience disguised as a video game. After the end of the world, the absurdly rich have built an underground bunker to survive.  The bunker begins with rich aesthetics through its more absurd iterations. The room designs start with luxurious spaces and move into utilitarian…

Endangered Data | Zachary Dean Norman

Endangered Data responds to the growing concern that data which confirms anthropogenic global warming might be subject to manipulation, repression, or erasure by the Trump administration. Norman uses GIF to visualize an algorithm that preserves and transmits vulnerable data by storing it in the pixels of images, which can only…