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 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 in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University. My research is focused primarily on animal-computer interaction and sustainable design in the context of the Anthropocene. 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.
I work as a graphic designer at the Indiana University Press, where I am lucky enough to be surrounded by my favorite things: books. In my spare time, I am usually tinkering away on my novel or perfecting my cooking skills.
Have a project for me? Just want to say hello? Feel free to get in touch:
smith.nancy [AT] gmail.com