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The Wendy Michener Lecture: Natalie Jeremijenko presents an xLECTURE on the xCLINIC

Mar 5, 2014, 5pm-6:30pm

  • What is an Environmental Health Clinic (xCLINIC) and why would they pay me to ride my bike?
  • Why is CHILDxLABOUR 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?
  • How do I co-produce a delicious, bio-diverse and healthy urban future? 
  • What would Toronto look like with an xCLINIC, FARMACY and OOZ? 

Boundary-pushing artist, engineer and inventor 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. 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 is an associate professor of art and affiliated professor in computer science and environmental studies at New York University. She directs NYU’s xDesign Environmental Health Clinic, 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 talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience and a reception.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

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Jeremijenko’s lecture 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 with support from the Community Arts Practice Certificate program in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.


Location:Tribute Communities Recital Hall, main floor, Accolade East Building
Sponsor:Faculty of Fine Arts
Posted by:Brigitte Kleer
Web Sitehttp://finearts.yorku.ca/events
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