Natalie‘s done a number of interesting projects on changing the politics of information. Her work covers biotech, environmental issues, robotics, and more.
My particular favorites:
Feral robotic dogs. I don’t even particularly like robots, but I love the way this project visualizes invisible information (concentrations of toxins on a given site) using a technology that has been domesticated from military and industrial use into a child’s toy.
Howstuffismade. This assignment, given to her design students, has grown into an excellent source of information on how various products are made, including chemical, material, labor, and political issues involved. An excellent resource for designers, who should know the effects of manufacturing their products.
A KQED Spark interview with Natalie, thanks to Andrew Milmoe for the link