Natalie Jeremijenko just gave a great talk @ Greener Gadgets, we’ve profiled Natalie and her work on MAKE, there isn’t a video of the session that I know of yet but I’ve linked to her work and coverage here on MAKE so you can get an idea of what she does (Feral Robotic Dogs sent out to “sniff” levels of various enviro contaminants, How Stuff is Made (a visual encyclopedia of environmental impacts, workplace conditions, etc.), and Ooz (“Zoo” spelled backwards)… here’s a description from the session –
Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience and precision engineering. Jeremijenko’s projects, which explore socio-technical change, have been exhibited by several museums and galleries, including the MASSMoCA, the Whitney Museum, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt. A 1999 Rockefeller Fellow, she was recently named one of the 40 most influential designers by I.D. Magazine and one of the inaugural Top 100 Young Innovators by the MIT Technology Review. Jeremijenko is the director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU, assistant professor in Art, and affiliated with the Computer Science Dept.
Natalie Jeremijenko @ Greener Gadgets – Link.