Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist-engineer, philosopher-activist, and “thingker” whose recent work includes grassroots mapping of the BP oil spill, information-space from the Bureau of Inverse Technology, robotic geese, a bat translator, networked green lights, auxiliary wings, and an edible gallery guide.

Jeremijenko produces public experiments that draw on scientific ideas, technological opportunity, and institutional reframing to improve environmental performance and re-imagine our collective relationship to natural systems. She works to structure diverse modes of participation in knowledge production and change the standards of evidence that inform actions and social change.

Natalie Jeremijenko was named one of the inaugural top young innovators by MIT Technology Review. She directs New York University’s Environmental Health Clinic. She is also a faculty member of NYU’s Visual Art Department and an affiliate of NYU’s Computer Science Department and Environmental Studies program. She came to NYU as a Global Distinguished Professor and was recently a visiting professor at Royal College of Art in London. She previously held academic posts in the Visual Arts faculty at the University of California and the Faculty of Engineering at Yale University. Her work was included in the Whitney Biennial of American Art in 1997 and 2006, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial in 2006-2007, and Voyeurism Exposed: Surveillance and the Camera since 1870, organized by Tate Modern, London, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Connected Environments, a survey of her recent work, is currently on view at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, NY, and xAirport was featured in 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, CA.


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