iEAR Presents: 'Hack the Grid' with artist Andrea Polli


iEAR Presents: 'Hack the Grid' with artist Andrea Polli

EMPAC, Studio Beta

November 2, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

“You are a part of everything you consume: food, material goods, and energy. And everything you consume affects the world that you live in. Know how to gather good data, understand what it means, make your choices based on quality information, and take action. You are made of energy and have the power.”
This is the crux of Hack the Grid, which reveals reveal how photography, digital imagery, and data visualizations can inspire community activism and political action. For Hack the Grid, media artist Andrea Polli presents past and current projects that reveal how data visualizations create emotional impact and societal change. Polli also engages in conversations with scientists, activists, technologists, and designers.

Andrea Polli <> is a Professor with appointments in the College of Fine Arts and School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico.  She holds the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media and directs the Social Media Workgroup, a lab at the University's Center for Advanced Research Computing and STEAM New Mexico, a statewide initiative to raise capacity for STEAM education.   Polli's art work with science, technology and media has been presented worldwide and has been recognized by numerous grants, residencies and awards including the NEA, NSF, Compton and Keck Foundations and Fulbright.  Two of her most recent books are Far Field: Digital Culture Climate Change and the Poles and Hack the Grid

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