Ooz Project - Nutrition FAQs. Small text on left are references to studies that show chemical infiltration into our bodies. www.nyu.edu/projects/xdesign/ooz
Ooz Project - Nutrition FAQs. www.nyu.edu/projects/xdesign/ooz
Natalie Jeremijenko fuses art, technology, social issues and the environment.
She is director of the xDesign Environmental Health Clinic at NYU, a creative health clinic for the environment. People come in with their environmental concerns and get prescriptions for environmental health solutions and advice. One of the clinic's prescriptions has been to create more greenery in NYC...
A "NoPark" park in front of a fire hydrant.
This is one of the many prescriptions clinic visitors (impatients) are given as an anecdote to their environmental malaise. The xDesign Environmental Health Clinic hopes to get permission from the NYC Department of Transportation to permanently install the small scale parks. They would chop up the asphalt and then plant toxin absorbing plants which would absorb standing water and pollution.
Moo Kyung Sohn created this micro-swamp with ferns, mosses,
and rocks in a no parking zone on East Ninth Street.
"Tree Logic," an ongoing work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art which suspended six sugar maple trees upside down. The installation mimics an urban street planted with equally spaced trees. The project forces the trees to reverse the direction of their natural growth. Data collection takes into account gravitropic and phototropic responses, as well as bird and insect responses.
Two of the trees have recently been taken down and planted in a traditional fashion.
The project was installed in 1999, so the other trees will soon grow out of their pots and require an earthbound location as well.
One Tree(s) Project. 1,000 fast-growing fruitless walnut trees were cloned from one tree's tissue. When five or so years old, the trees were planted in pairs, in sensor-equipped planters around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Natalie Jeremijenko's One Tree(s) uses identical trees to reveal the social and environmental differences of each pairs' locale. KQED original air date: April 2003.
Feral Chemical Sensing Dogs.
Natalie came up with the idea to recommision robotic dog toys to sniff out toxins in our environment. With a bit of tweeking these dogs can roam in packs and sense where toxic dump sites are. Used in school groups or other public forums they bring attention to a serious issue in a fun way.
TED Video October 2010.
Walking tadpoles, texting "fish," planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.
Ooz project (Zoo spelled backwards - and without cages)
Where animal interaction is studied by participants through the use of robotic animals. These robotic geese are programmed to mimic the actions of surrounding 'real' geese. The robot geese take videos of the real geese that human participants monitor.
Fwish Interface is a grid of fish detecting buoys that monitor water quality, sense fish presence and then visualize the information through colored lights. As a fish swims through the grid its path is lit up, and the lights are different colors as per water quality. Humans can react to the presense of fish by texting them or feeding them with a toxin absorbing food. See www.animalarchitecture.org
Another video worth watching:
Good Magazine - The Environmental Health Clinic.
The website of the Environmental Health Clinic:
More info can be found at the Bureau of Inverse Technology:
One Trees Project site: