NYU Global Distinguished Professor Natalie Jeremijenko will be part of “Design Imitates Life?”, a panel discussion that celebrates the opening of the 2006 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. This year’s theme is “Design Life Now.” Members and students with valid ID: $15; non-members: $20.
New York University Global Distinguished Professor Natalie Jeremijenko will be part of “Design Imitates Life?”, a panel discussion that celebrates the opening of the 2006 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (2 East 91st St. at 5th Ave. [Subways: 4, 5, or 6 to 86th St.]). This year’s theme is “Design Life Now.” The panel, which also includes Pixar’s Andrew Jimenez, robotics designer David Hanson, and James Korris (Institute for Creative Technologies), is Fri., Dec. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The panelists will discuss biology’s relevance to robotics, animation, and engineering; the session will be moderated by Cooper-Hewitt’s Deputy Curatorial Director Matilda McQuaid. Members and students with valid ID: $15; non-members: $20. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact Cooper-Hewitt’s press office at 212.849.8420.
The third Triennial brings together the experimental designs and emerging ideas-including animation, new media, and fashion, robotics, architecture, product, medical, and graphic design- at the center of American culture from 2003 to 2006. Jeremijenko’s work in the exhibition is titled “Feral Robotics.” “Design Life Now” is on view Dec. 8, 2006 through July 29, 2007. The museum’s hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, Noon-6 p.m. Call 212.849.8400 for more information.
Named one of the inaugural top young innovators by MIT Technology Review, Jeremijenko is now a Global Distinguished Professor at NYU and on leave from the Visual Art Department at the University of California, San Diego. She was previously on the Faculty of Engineering at Yale. Her work was recently included in the Whitney Biennial of American Art. In September, she installed a model urban development on the roof of Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, featuring seven residential housing developments, a concert hall, and other public amenities-all powered by human food waste.