Mechthild Schmidt Feist is Associate Professor for Digital Communications and Media at New York University. Building on fine arts and history background (Universität der Künste, Freie Universität Berlin), Mechthild has worked in digital media as an artist and designer since her DAAD graduate study grant and Whitney Museum fellowship in the mid-eighties. Her interdisciplinary works occupy real or virtual spaces between painting, animation, and 3d spaces. Her current topics are concerned with ethics and sustainability of our consumer society