MEDIA(S)CENE

An art-tech-theory project by Julia Hildebrand, Brooke Storms, and Barry Vacker. In development for 20187-2019 and will include art, video, and a book.

Summary

Anthropocene—Media(s)cene. Layers of fossils—Layers of media technology. Ways of living—Ways of seeing.

If we are in the Anthropocene, then how can we not be in the Media(s)cene? If technological civilization has transformed the ecosystems on its host planet, Earth, then how can mediated civilization have not transformed the egosystems in its host species, human consciousness? If we have extended seeing technologies into the tiniest particles, into our bodies, all around the planet, and into the deepest regions of space, then how can our sight have not been transformed?

Media(s)cene is a model for a total media ecology, a call for art for this media epoch, a project for this seeing this accelerating media evolution—on Earth, in space, to the cosmos of the 21st century. 

To read our essay and call for art, click here.