|Natalie Jeremijenko is a Rockefeller
fellow and was recently named one of the top 100 young innovators
by the MIT Technology Review. She uses technology in the form of
digital, electromechanical and interactive systems to explore social
realities. Born in Australia, Jeremijenko is currently at the Media
Research Lab/Center for Advanced Technology in the Computer Science
Department at NYU. Previously she was director of the Engineering
Design Studio at Yale University where she will return this Fall.
Her current projects include OneTree which features the planting
of 2000 walnut trees in sensor-equipped planters in the San Francisco
Bay area. The condition of the growing trees will reflect the region's
discrepancies in climatic, environmental and socio-economic conditions.
"Ecoinformatics" and You
Natalie Jeremijenko uses technology in the form of digital, electromechanical
and interactive systems to envision information and explore social
realities. Her project, Stumpa software program that "rewards"
the computer user with a single tree ring every time a tree's worth
of paper is used on their printer, eventually building up to an
entire tree stumpcomments on our shared illusion that the
digital world is somehow "clean," and the modern office
"paperless." Jeremijenko will present a series of "ecoinformatics"
projects and discuss how her role as director of product design
at Yale enables her to educate students to work outside of the service
structure of current design practices.