Experiential Ecologies: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Embodiment and Simulacra

  • Grisha Coleman
  • Daragh Byrne
Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 5)


Within this chapter, we explore a conceptual framework of the simulacra for the ecological art project, echo::system. We will describe an arts-driven process which bridges practice and research to consider how diverse fragments of ecological information can be synthesized into emergent structures for exhibition, participation, and performance. We draw on our experiences of developing mediated simulacra of urban-desert landscapes through interdisciplinary collaboration and expertise, to qualify the challenges and opportunities of such a process. Further, we consider the impact of movement-based participation on the perception of the public. Finally, we attempt to disambiguate the roles of narrative, performer, audience, media, and computation in order to articulate how this framework supports the dynamic expression of real and imagined ecologies.


Live Performance Desert Environment Diverse Knowledge Desert Landscape Exhibition Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Arts, Media + EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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