Brooke Singer is a media artist who lives in New York City. Her work blurs the borders between science, technology, politics and arts practices. She engages technoscience as an artist, educator, nonspecialist and collaborator. Her work lives “on” and “off” line in the form of websites, workshops, photographs, maps, installations and performances that involves public participation often in pursuit of social change. She is Associate Professor of New Media at SUNY Purchase and co-founder of art, technology and activist group, Preemptive Media. She is also a co-founder of La Casita Verde, a new community garden in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and was formerly a fellow at Eyebeam Art + Technology (2010-2011). She has recently received awards from the Open Society Foundations, Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and Madrid Council’s Department of the Arts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including MoMA/PS1, Warhol Museum of Art, Matadero Madrid, The Banff Centre, Neuberger Museum of Art, Diverseworks, Exit Art, FILE Electronic Festival and Sonar Music and Multimedia Festival. She is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Microsoft and Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy.
Toxic Sites US (toxicsites.us) is an online data visualization and sharing platform for the over 1300 Superfund sites or the worst toxic contamination sites in the US as designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The program has a dedicated page for each site that visually and textually describes location, history, timeline, contaminants, responsible parties and area demographics. In addition, people can contribute their own stories, including photographs and video. Toxic Sites US is a tool for general users to learn more or for those more involved to advocate, connect and organize across individual sites.
The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, are the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. George Soros opened his first international foundation in Hungary in 1984.
Today, the Open Society Foundations support a vast array of projects in more than 120 countries, providing thousands of grants every year through a network of national and regional foundations and offices.
Toxic Sites US
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