Leila Christine Nadir
Leila Christine Nadir is a critic, writer, and artist as well as co-founder, with Cary Peppermint, of art/theory collaborative ecoarttech. ecoarttech investigates modern ecological being amidst networked environments, from biological systems to industrial grids and digital networks, using primitive and emerging technologies. She earned her PhD in literature from Columbia University in 2009 and was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow of Environmental Humanities at Wellesley College in 2010-2011. Today she teaches humanities courses in the sustainability and digital studies programs at the University of Rochester. Her art reviews on new media culture and the environment appear regularly in Hyperallergic, and her scholarly essays have been published or are forthcoming in Leonardo, Cather Studies, Antennae, and Utopian Studies. As part of ecoarttech, Leila has exhibited and lectured at the Whitney Museum, UCLA, MIT Media Lab, ISEA 2012, Banff New Media Institute, European Media Art Festival, Neuberger Museum of Art, and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga. For more information about Leila's work, both with and beyond ecoarttech, please visit ecoarttech.org.