Gallery: Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park Present “Civic Acti...

UP 2 U installation by artist Natalie Jeremijenko and project team as part of Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City; Photo by Bill Taylor, Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum
Natalie Jeremijenko, a scientist and new media artist, designed UP_2_U, a futuristic green system that seeks to improve and adapt the energy, transportation, and mobility systems of LIC by aligning them with the needs of human and environmental health. The project uses "smart-city" technology that provides feedback loops on the environmental health of LIC. The ecosystem would be monitored and allowed to thrive through infrastructure that combines biodiversity with human interaction. Alternative forms of distribution and transportation would also be developed with consideration of the environment, such as "ariel flylines" that would be used for manufacturing and distribution ports rather than trucks. Green energy would be the main source of power for the community, such as "solar awnings" on windows and doors.

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