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Cary A. Peppermint

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Peppermint
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Cary A.

Cary Peppermint is a conceptual artist who works with digital technologies and performance art. He is assistant professor of art at Colgate University where he teaches courses in the theory and practice of digital art. Peppermint distributes his ongoing network performances through an independent website of information-art called "Restlessculture.net." (http://www.restlessculture.net) The focus of Cary's work is the creative inquiry into the cultural effects of an increasingly interconnected, information-based global culture and the setting of information free through accessible, searchable, database-driven new media objects and performances. His net.art includes some of the first real-time, interactive performances realized via CU-SEEME and early internet browser technologies. Cary's latest works engage the concepts of wilderness, space, the American frontier, and environmental ethics and explore how new media technologies both limit and expand our conceptions of nature and the environment, questioning how we live and make art with and in nature. He has curated two international exhibitions of digitally infused eco-art, "Technorganic" and "Wilderness Information Network." Cary exhibits internationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Franklin Furnace Performance Grant, Experimental Television Center Workshop Grant, and NYSCA's Decentralization Grant. His work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Rhizome.org at the New Museum for Contemporary Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and Computer Fine Arts.