can our artistic practices as digital and new media artists cohabit peacefully with the rest of planet? please let me know

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@eriknatanael There’s a short article (2011) by digital artist and researcher Eugenio Tisselli: “Why I have stopped creating e-Lit”

“By its own definition, electronic literature ‘lives’ within electronic media. But have we […] realized what electronic devices are doing to the environment?”

Came across this during a small research about 2000’s electronic literature. Didn’t check if there was a broader discussion. Might be an interesting read regarding your question.

@eriknatanael Great topic. I've been working on a project called The Screenless Office¹ that tries to exist outside of graphics intensive upgrade cycles and flashy near-instant interaction. Ironically, one of the first reactions that most people have when I tell about the work is "oh the trees!" because I use paper for a lot of output. But buying a new phone does far more environmental damage than printing, especially when you factor in that it is a renewable resource with an excellent recycling system in many places.


@praxeology Cool project, thanks for sharing! Yeah, the focus on paper seems like a distraction compared to the rapid upgrade cycles of our digital devices.

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