Panel 16: Everyday Life
Digital Materiality: Petrocentrism and Public Advocacy Rhetorics
Madison Jones, University of Florida
This presentation examines the use of ghost bicycles, a derelict bike repurposed as a marker, designating a place where a cyclist has been injured in a collision with a motorist. This project augments electronic monuments, creating lasting memorials in the space the physical objects may no longer occupy. These haunting digital and material monuments speak to motorists who might not otherwise share a discourse space with cyclists, advocating for a future where non-motorists are no longer seen as obstructions for cars, nor as “alternative” transportation (more).
Meredith Leich and Andrew Malone, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Lawrence University
This talk proposes a novel system for presenting climate change data, designed to evoke a more visceral response through a visual, geospatial, poetic approach of depicting melting ice-caps. Mirroring the collapse of space brought about by cellular technology and social media, this virtual approach seeks a more imaginative, psychologically-astute manner of portraying the sober facts of climate change, by inviting viewers to learn and consider without inducing fear (more).
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