SOME QUIET FUTURE is home to the work of Nancy Smith, a designer, writer, and researcher in Bloomington, Indiana.

Born and raised in Idaho, I've wandered around the world and made my way in the lovely cities of San Francisco, New York, Cape Town, and Seattle. I've been lucky enough to work with an assortment of fine folks over the years including Chronicle Books, McSweeney's, Paper Magazine, The Rumpus, Causes, and Indiana University Press. I currently work as a graphic designer at Indiana University Press, where I am lucky enough to be surrounded by my favorite things: books. 

I have an MA in Media Studies from the New School and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. Currently, I am working on a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction Design at Indiana University, and will defend my dissertation in summer 2019. My primary research is focused on understanding the relationship between digital technologies and climate change, which includes work in sustainable design, animal-computer interaction, and urban informatics. My dissertation explores robotic bees and the implications of integrating artificial intelligence into ecological systems. I also study food technology, digital storytelling, speculative design, and political economy of computing.

This fall, I will join the School of Information at Pratt Institute, where I will be an Assistant Professor in the Information Experience Design program.

Have a project for me? Just want to say hello? Feel free to get in touch:
smith.nancy [AT]