SOME QUIET FUTURE is home to the work of Nancy Smith, a designer, writer, and researcher in Brooklyn, New York.


I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Information at Pratt Institute, where I teach in the Information Experience Design Program.

I have a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction Design from Indiana University. I have an MA in Media Studies from the New School and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of San Francisco. My BA is in Philosophy. 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.

My primary research is focused on understanding the relationship between digital technologies and the environment, 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.

Feel free to get in touch: smith.nancy [AT] gmail.com