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Ecopoiesis and the Goldilox Archive

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Title:Ecopoiesis and the Goldilox Archive
Authors:Cooper Giegerich, Kimberly Jeanne
Contributors:Groeniger, Scott (advisor)
Art (department)
Keywords:Fine arts
Climate change
Archival Digital Prints
Artificial Intelligence
Climate Change
show 3 moreDigital Imaging
Geographical Imagination
Mining Digital Archives
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Date Issued:2019
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Abstract:Ecopoiesis and the Goldilox Archive examines humanity’s anxiety ridden relationships with the environments of Earth and Mars. For this project I have mined many gigabytes of image data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) digital image archives. Over the course of this project I have amassed my own archive of images and corresponding data. Based on this data, I have created large format archival digital prints. At its core, my thesis project is a collection of research data remixed into my own science fiction image narratives. This project investigates and expands the possibilities of how humans utilize and interact with publically accessible knowledge and digital archives. I also explore questions of how image and scientific data is appropriated, manipulated and fictionalized as a contemporary art material. Buried in the layers of appropriated research, data collection and fiction are questions concerning habitability. This project has been influenced by rapid climate change on Earth as well as humanity’s increased interest in colonizing Mars. My thesis work is an effort to visualize what humanity’s home could look like in the near future. This overarching ethos of research allows my artwork to function as a space for me to contemplate seemingly difficult or unresolvable questions concerning ecosystem stability and environmental habitability.
Description:M.A. Thesis. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 2019
Pages/Duration:41 pages
Rights:All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Appears in Collections: M.A. - Art

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