Noeud de réseau: 
Me., Mar. 5, 2014, 5:00pm - , 6:30pm

Natalie Jeremijenko, associate professor of art and art education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
Tribute Communities Recital Hall, Accolade East Building
Wed. March 5, 2014 5:00 PM
Reception 6:30 PM

The Wendy Michener Lecture at York University

What is an Environmental Health Clinic (xCLINIC) and why would they pay me to ride my bike?

Why is CHILDxLABOR in my future?

How do I get a tree as my landlord?

Will I get hurt wrestling rhinoceros beetles and why do I have to wear the helmet?

What is smarter than a smart city?

Why do I bring my junk mail to the BIOCHAR BBQ and what if I don’t know how to salsa?

How do I become a certified FLORISTA and why do pollinators care if I hula-hoop?

Which is my snail and how does it email me?

What do I barter for my blood test results?

How do I co-produce a delicious, bio-diverse and healthy urban future? 

What would Toronto look like with an xCLINIC, FARMACY and OOZ?

Natalie Jeremijenko will answer these and other pressing questions at her xLECTURE on the xCLINIC.  

Jeremijenko works at the interface of culture and technology, specializing in environmental and urban issues. She is an associate professor of art and art education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, and an affiliated professor in the Environmental Studies Program and in the Computer Science Department, Courant Institute, at New York University.

She is the director of NYU’s xDesign Environmental Health Clinic + Lab, which approaches health from an understanding of its dependence on external local environments rather than an individual’s internal biology and genetic predispositions. The clinic develops and prescribes locally optimized, often playful strategies to remediate environmental systems and bring about material change.

Jeremijenko’s research centres on structures of participation in the production of knowledge and information, and the political and social possibilities (and limitations) of IT and emerging technologies. Bridging biochemistry, physics, digital media and neuroscience, her experimental design (xDesign) projects explore opportunities presented by new technologies for social change – most often in the form of public experiments and experiences.

Jeremijenko’s talk is presented by Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology in the Faculty of Fine Arts in association with the Situating Science Seminar Series, Entanglements of Instruments and Media in Investigating Organic Worlds organized by the Science and Technology Studies Program, and support from the Community Arts Practice Certificate in the Faculty of Environmental Studies.