Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival: EcoPoetics Call for Digital Art


Contributed by Patricia Zimmermann

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR ECOPOETICS Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival seeks finished projects of electronic art, ready to be mounted online, on the theme of eco-poetics.

Selected artistic interventions on electronic interfaces between sustainability and environmental thought will be
exhibited at The 9th Annual Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College, March 30 - April 6, 2006, and subsequently maintained in off-line form in The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University Library.

How might new media environments and technological flows intervene in eco-culture and eco-politics? What is the relationship between the techne of eco-poetics and the imperative of eco-politics?

How do internet paradigms of speed, flow, and traffic impact notions of sustainability? Do mobile technologies and global positioning systems provide platforms for ecological activism?

What about the military's utilization of ludic gaming systems for digital terror and ecological devastation? How might new media interventions offset the media blackouts of the global ecology of war and public health degradation?

How can the artistic mixing of ecological and poetic materials -- organic, inorganic, technological, aural, visual -- create alternative and fertile environments in new media culture?

Please send a description of your project, including conceptual abstract, technical format, and preview URL to the Festival Online curators, Timothy Murray, Patricia R. Zimmermann, and Tom Shevory ([mailto:]).

Further information about the Finger Lakes Environmental Festival can be found at [staticpage:].