Trees and Physical-Virtual Borderlands: metaLAB and the Arnold Arboretum
Kyle Parry, Researcher at metaLAB and PhD student in Film and Visual Studies and Critical Media Practice at Harvard
Tuesday, November 27, 12:30 pm Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor
Say the idea is to re-awaken our feelings for plants even at our hyper-networked speed—do we want digital tools to do the re-wiring or are we convinced their auto-brightness and push notifications divert us from the living, breathing nonhuman sensorium? Maybe we have to begin to think more dynamically about cycles of mediation and flows, even floods, of informational-environmental perception. We know Boston's maples can get deeper access to us when the Web shows us what science has to say about them; what would it mean to experiment in crafting avenues for trees to traffic and transform our physical-virtual borderlands? Kyle Parry will initiate a conversation along these lines by way of a discussion of Digital Ecologies, metaLAB's work-in-progress collaboration with Harvard's Arnold Arboretum.
Kyle Parry is a Researcher at metaLAB and a PhD student in Film and Visual Studies and Critical Media Practice at Harvard. His research works to bridge science studies, visual and communication theory, and conceptual history. His metaLAB work centers on the Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters and Digital Ecologies at the Arnold Arboretum.