Natalie Jeremijenko is an engineer and a techno-artist whose works
challenge the supposed "neutral" concept of 'relevant
At least 3 projects among her wide production must be mentioned
here. Stump: the virus for printers that inserts
itself into your printer queue and counts the number of trees
disrupted in relation to the consumed paper pages. Culpability
Calculations, an application that calculates the responsability
of single actionists in case of fires produced by corporations.
And finally Fade-to-Black Cams, a system of software
and webcams that blurs the images in relation to the pollution
rate in the surrounding air.
Her work includes digital, electromechanical, and interactive
systems, in addition to bio-technological work (like in Biotech
« The research and design practice represented in the project
database is focused on the interrogation of the transformative
potential of new information technologies: redressing what counts
as information, exploring tangible open-ended design strategies,
and developing and applying socio-technical analysis and critique
to generate, instantiate and explore alternatives to dominant
information technology design paradigms».
Founder of the Bureau of Inverse Technology,
she was recently nominated as one of the top 100 world young innovators
by the MIT Technology Review. A large project was commissioned
to Natalie Jeremijenko for the opening of the new MASSMoCA, the
biggest north-american center for contemporary art. Her works
have been shown, among all, at the Tate Gallery (London), at The
Guggenheim Museum (New York), at The Museum Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt),
at Documenta 97, at Ars Electronica 96 and at Whitney Biennial
of American Art ‘97 (New York).