by Neil Gaikwad (Community-centered AI Researcher and Environmental Artist)
Ars Electronica 2020 the Festival of Arts, Technology, and Society, "Kepler’s Gardens" CAMBRIDGE
Citation: Gaikwad "Beyond Boundaries: Towards Symbiotic Relationship Between Ecological Arts and Computational Thinking for Sustainability" Conference Companion Publication of the 2020 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing.
The fusion of ecological arts and computations to sense the presence of absence on the planet Earth
Vision: Towards Symbiotic Relationship Between Ecological Arts and Computational Thinking for Sustainability
In today’s Anthropocene era, human-and-climate induced sustainability challenges—lobal temperature change, climate-induced displacements, environmental injustice, extraction of natural reserves—threaten the sustainability of our planet and endanger the livelihood of vulnerable communities across the planet. Beyond Boundaries, a renaissance that re-envisions the relationship between ecological arts and computational thinking to contextualize threats to sustainability at regional and global scales. We establish an integrated framework combining Earth remote sensing satellite time-series, half a decade of ecological arts, and a public exhibition to curate the symbiotic relationship between arts and science. Beyond Boundaries sheds new light on how synergistic associations among disciplines can inspire scientific inquiry, artistic imaginations, and civic engagement-and-discourse for sustainability.
#sustainability, #computations, #data science, and society, #ecological arts, #remote sensing, #environmental justice, #civic engagement #empathy