Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko is an Associate Professor in the Visual Art Department at New York University and directs the Environmental Health Clinic. She is also affiliated with the Computer Science Department and the Environmental Studies Program. Jeremijenko was named one of the most influential women in technology in 2011 as well as one of the inaugural top young innovators by MIT Technology Review. She has degrees in biochemistry, engineering, neuroscience, and History and Philosophy of Science. Natalie Jeremijenko has lead the Sanctuary for Independent Media and the surrounding community in building a public art sculpture, The Butterfly Bridge. The bridge demonstrates possibilities of re-imagining our urban infrastructure and guides us towards a bio-diverse ecosystem- one upon which our own health critically depends. A Moth Cinema has been integrated into the structure, revealing the nightly dramas of love, survival, and the fluttering lifestyles of the dark and mysterious. This art installation reveals the fragility of humans’ and insects’ eco systems, as part of an Environmental Clinic for ‘curing’ our local ecologies through citizen participation. 

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