NYC-based artist Jenifer Wightman is a working scientist and conceptual artist. Her work engages the intersections of climate change and the carbon economy. She considers matters such as Herman Daly’s Perils of Free Trade. Daly once illustrated the absurdity of shipping Danish cookies to the United States; if efficiency were in fact “economic” one might just email the recipe, “save" the fuel, reduce the greenhouse gases, and still enjoy the cookie. This argument playfully illustrates that 1) resources are scarce, 2) ideas are inherently not scarce, 3) current financial systems are inefficient and not "economical.”
Jenifer holds an MS, Environmental Toxicology, Cornell University; and a BS, Cell Biology, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.