Media Ecologies + Ecomedia

IMAGE CREDIT: Server room at Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, © 2013 Connie Zhou

PROJECTS

Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos

“Nimble Foods for Climate Chaos” is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between environmental artist and NYU faculty member Marina Zurkow, Los Angeles chef duo Hank and Bean, and LENS faculty director Allison Carruth to explore the cultural and environmental conditions that would support sustainable food systems. The project brings immersive / public art and storytelling together with...

eat your water by sam swartz

Eat Your Water by Sam Swartz

Although the last year brought much needed rainfall, California is still facing a long-term drought. In many parts of the state, crops and farmland remain under stress and the state’s agricultural economy is still under threat. One of the most egregious wasters of water is the beef industry, which not only takes valuable water from...

seed networks

Seed Networks

This ongoing project catalogues the many stories in circulation today about patented, transgenic seeds as well as the apparent alternative of open source, public seed collections. By “stories,” the project means not only novels, science writing, documentary film, and so on but also the narratives inherent in visual images, maps, models, social media feeds, and...

Publications

Breaking In: Artists and the Changing Lineup in Surfing

Jon Christensen, KCET Artbound

Other | 2017





Open Source Foodways: Agricultural Commons and Participatory Art

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2016 | ASAP Journal


A Brief History of Public Art and the L.A. River

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2014


The Digital Cloud

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2014 | Public Culture