Jacob Sullivan, Veronika Volkova, Ryan Wertz, & Loren Benal ly

Life/Light is an integrated system that blurs the boundary between living nature and artifacts. The system provides evening light, energy, and greywater treatment for a human habitat using bioluminescent algae.


Dr. Stacey Kuznetsov is an assistant professor at the School of Arts, Media, and Engineering (AME) at Arizona State University. She received a Ph.D. from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and a BA from New York University with a double major in Philosophy and Computer Science.

Dr. Kuznetsov heads the SANDS (Social and Digital Systems) group at ASU, an interdisciplinary research collective that explores bottom-up participation in science, DIY (Do It Yourself) methods, and expertise sharing amongst communities of practice. Dr. Kuznetsov's materially-oriented work draws on approaches from computer science, interaction design, humanities, and philosophy of technology. Her current projects cover DIYbiology, everyday food science, interactive screenprinting, and designing for human adaptation to extreme heat.



Banner image: Michael D. Beckwith, The Leeds Library