Colin Ives’ creative practice operates within a nexus of overlapping cultural categories, including art, technology, and ecology. The tools central to his work, digital media and the computer, are themselves representative of a hybrid discourse. They intersect with and have implications for almost every sector of our society. Clearly the nearly insatiable demand for progress that has shaped our technology driven culture has had a devastating impact on the environment. His projects increasingly address ecological issues, not only in regard to technologically driven questions, but also in regard to broader questions about our broader sense of our place in the natural world.
Colin Ives is an Associate Professor of Digital Art and Affiliated Faculty of Ecological Studies at the University of Oregon.