Hello! I’m Ji, an anti-disciplinary creative technologist and a farming practitioner living in Brooklyn, NY. As an expert of none and student of many, I’m curious about the worlds of food, farming, climate, design, and technology, and the ways they intersect.

Currently I work at Base Design, making websites, experimenting with AI, building extended realities, and growing Javascript mushrooms. Before that, I was at Pentagram. Before that, Math Practice

I received a graduate degree in Interactive Telecommunications from New York University, where I studied ~the internet~ and urban agriculture.

My research at NYU asked what food and farming might look like on an uninhabitable Earth. Inspired by Korean ancestral land practices, I explored their potential application for regenerative farming in a deteriorating climate. This project was the recipient of the 2021 Tisch Creative Research Fund.

More recently, I was part of the first Seed to Practice program at Goodlife Community Garden, a part of GROW NYC. Under the guidance of Emilyn Sosa and Kofi Thomas. I immersed myself in Korean herbs, exploring their life cycle from seed to germination to harvest.

My farming practce asks Can we use Seed as a tool to build collective futures? I explore this question through food and agriculture that fosters cooperative community. I grow, harvest, and preserve Korean heirlooms in a Brooklyn community garden. My practice is an interactive journey spanning the plant’s whole lifecycle.

I also share my harvest as food, using the ritual of eating together to extend my practice and strengthen community. Last year I shared perilla leaf ice cream, straight from the farm. Designed as an interactive art and education project, the event used food as a way to connect with larger audiences.

Recently, I was part of the Space Stories program by Garage Stories and NASA JPL. I was one of 15 creatives and technologists selected from across the US to participate in the program. My research focused on rising sea levels, and ways of leveraging digital storytelling to inform and engage communities.

In the moments between these passions and projects, I love taking long, quiet walks along Breakneck Ridge, consuming unhealthy amounts of conspiracy theories, and calling my mom.

Words edited by Katerina Mery

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