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︎︎ Dr KitKat


Art Tech Nature Culture
University of Sussex & CreaTures

Art Tech Nature Culture is a global community of practice which I co-founded to offer a space for creatives to explore ecological regeneration together on the web. ATNC started out on a classic email discussion list on the JISCmail server, and it now involves over 500 members across disciplines - from arts, design, culture and hacking to science, technology and activism.

ATNC’s decentralised leadership structure includes a steering committee and various community programmes, from a mutual aid buddy system to a monthly list takeover for discussions around natureculture. In 2021-22, we received funding from the EU project CreaTures (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) to host an artist-in-resident, Louise Beer, who created a new wave of knowledge products for members, including a live night sky broadcast and chat hosted on Telegram. Other recent outputs have included Mesosanctuary, a collaborative digital mural launched in 2023 to explore ecological grief and healing alongside 22 ATNC members, which was exhibited at 4S/ESOCITE in Cholula & ARAFURA in Mexico City, and an article for 4S Backchannels which describes the ATNC story to technology-engaged scholars across disciplines. 

“I want to dance for the renewal of the world.” - robin well kimmerer