computers, industry, consumers
are 29 Superfund sites in Silicon Valley- the most concentrated
number of Superfund sites in America. Nineteen of these
sites were contaminated by high tech firms in the manufacturing
of computer chips which used highly toxic chemicals including,
trichloro-ethylene, Freon, trichloroethane and poly-chlorinated
A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has
been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup
because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment.
more info: Go to Superfund Site!}
globalization, environment, policy
Where do our computers go when we are finished with them?
Over 20 million personal computers became obsolete in 1998,
but only 13 percent were reused or recycled. Women separating
computer wires in Guiyu, Guangdong China.
As artists using digital media, it is our responsibility to
put pressure on manufactures to implement recycling programs
and clean practice.
Art, Science, Activism
We are currently working with Professor Arthur Shapiro at UC
Davis to understand the relationship between host plants, habitat
We would like to plant host plants to regional butterflies in
the Superfund sites of Silicon Valley.