Claudia Costa Pederson’s book Mexican Art and Technology Ecologies, the Posthuman, New Worlds, and Politics will examine the emergence of ecological thinking in Mexican new media art from the mid-20th century to the present, attending to the ways artists respond to anthropogenic environmental degradation in Latin America. The ecological projects to be studied in this book include those that break through organic, synthetic, and animate/inanimate boundaries as well as the boundaries between species, mixing disciplines, practices, traditions, and trends. They will span works produced in both rural and urban terrestrial sites in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin and North America and in Europe, as well as in fictional and extraterrestrial environments.

Claudia Costa Pederson is associate professor of Art History at Wichita State University and curator of new media for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College. She is the author of Gaming Utopia, Ludic Worlds in Art, Design, and Media (Indiana University Press, 2021). Her writing has appeared in publications including Afterimage, the Journal of Peer Production, Media-N, and Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, and in edited volumes on film and media including Paisajes artificiales: virtuales, informales y edificados (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2020), Latin American Modernisms and Technology (Africa World Press, 2018), The Philosophy of Documentary Film (Lexington Books, 2016), Cinema em Redes:Tecnologia, Estetica e Politica na Era Digital (Papirus, 2016), and Indie Reframed: Women Filmmakers and Contemporary American Independent Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2016). Pederson holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Studies from Cornell University.