EcoArtTech: Christine Nadir and Cary Peppermint

EcoArtTech is a collaborative platform for digital environmental art, founded by Cary Peppermint and Leila Christine Nadir. Cary Peppermint is a conceptual and performance artist working with digital technologies and “natural” environments. His Website is an internationally recognized platform for his ongoing series of Net art and networked performance art. His curatorial projects include numerous international exhibitions of digital eco-art. Peppermint is currently an assistant professor at Colgate University, where he teaches courses in the theory and practice of digital and new media art. Leila Christine Nadir completed her doctoral studies in English and comparative literature at Columbia University in 2009, and has taught at Columbia, Oneonta State College, and Colgate University, including courses in American literature, modernity and modernism, and new media art history and theory. A 2009 artist fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), EcoArtTech’s most recent work, Eclipse (2009), is an Internet-based work commissioned by New Radio and Performing Arts, Turbulence. Eclipse is a user-driven, networked-art application that alters and corrupts U.S. national and state park images from flickr.com based on the real-time air quality index (particle pollution data) provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).