Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 10am-12pm
1111 8th Street, Room W1, SF Campus
Bridging the technical and art worlds, Natalie Jeremijenko creates socially conscious experiences that make change, both directly and indirectly. As director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU, she helps conceive of solutions for environmental problems and works with a team of volunteers for their implementation. She is professor of Visual Art at NYU, as well and supervises real-life projects for her students like HowStuffIsMade (a website that details how everyday objects are created) and Feral Robots (packs of robot dogs that have been hacked to monitor pollution or even act as breathalyzers). She is an active member of the net.art movement, and her individual work explores the interface between society, the environment and technology. She also is part of an artists’ collective called the Bureau of Inverse Technology. Collective and individual work has been exhibited in the MASS MoCA, the Whitney Museum, and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, and MoMA. Jeremijenko was named as a 1999 Rockefeller Fellow, one of the 40 most influential designers by I.D. Magazine and one of the Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT Technology Review. She was recognized by FastCompany among the Most Influential Women in Technology in 2011. In 2014, she was awarded the VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards Pioneer Prize “for her consistently brilliant portfolio of work over the past two decades.” She is the keynote speaker for the 2015 AICAD conference at CCA.