Touching a Cactus


Touching a Cactus (2017) is a meditation on physical/virtual desire and consequences (or lack thereof). Set within the context of physical cacti, the virtual environment is a loop of five interactive vignettes: a series of experienced metaphors. The environment features an 80-line poem that appears in different permutations throughout the piece, making each run through the loop a unique experience.

About the Artist:

Sarah Rothberg is an interactive media artist who captures the interplay between technology, systems, and the personal, creating meaning through unique and idiosyncratic experiences that encourage new ways of thinking, understanding, and communicating.

Sarah teaches new media at NYU’s Interactive Media Arts and Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch and is a current member of the Bell Labs Experiments and Art and Technology track at NEW INC, the New Museum’s Cultural Incubator.