Creating a Possibility Space to Reimagine Waste

Cabot Discovery Bar

Naturally occurring systems such as rhizomatic networks of mycelium, the microbiome ecology, and emergent pink noise are inspirations for the visualizations and shared experiences Caitlin & Misha create in their artistic practice. This talk will delve into projects that explore the alchemical possibilities of poo and potential for pink noise to filter media-overstimulation as well as discuss their current project at NCSU libraries, which employs USGS water data to explore humanity’s precarious relationship with water.

About the Presenters

Caitlin & Misha work collaboratively to create works that engage ideas and practices involving sharing communities, livable ecologies, and the transmutation of waste. They employ traditional drawing and sculptural techniques within a contemporary framework of interactive media and participatory installation. Among other things they create games and happenings where audience participation is a key component of the work and its message. Caitlin & Misha are recent recipients of a NEFA Creative Opportunity Grant and an NCSU Immersive Scholar Residency (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), frequent residents at NYC’s Flux Factory, and have exhibited at venues such as the the New Museum’s Ideas City Festival (NYC), EFA Project Space (NYC), Machine Project (LA), the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY), SIGGRAPH (LA), the Mint Museum (Charlotte, NC), sign-CIAT (Berlin, DE), Open Data Institute (UK), and Science Gallery London (UK).  Learn more about their collaborative project work at