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Monster Hack Workshop
September 18, 2017| Free
The Monster Hack workshop will be led by Andrea Polli and her students from the Computational Sustainability class at UNM. A group of ten UNM graduate students will come to Taos to lead a full day hands-on workshop which will complement the Motomichi theme. Based on content from her book, Hack the Grid, students will delve into the topic of energy, climate change and sustainability as inspiration for their STEAM Monsters. They will visit a solar plant and transformer station to experience first hand the energy sources and as inspiration for their art. Andrea and the UNM students will then facilitate as students use photoshop to design the energy-inspired monster characters.
Andrea Polli is an artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology whose practice includes media installation, public interventions, curating and directing art and community projects and writing. She currently is an Associate Professor in Art and Ecology with a joint appointment in Fine Arts and Engineering, the Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media, and the Director of the Social Media Workgroup at the Center for Advanced Research Computing at the University of New Mexico. She founded and runs The Social Media Workgroup which investigates the social and ecological impacts of media technology through practice-based research. Based at the University of New Mexico, the group designs and creates projects related to media technology, environment and social change.
This project is supported in part by the STEAM NM Americorps VISTA project.