Natalie Jeremijenko,
information visualizer,
technoartist and educator

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, Stump—a 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 stump—comments 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.

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