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Jessica Rosenkrantz of Nervous System #ALD13 @findingada

Jessica Rosenkrantz

Jessica Rosenkrantz is one half of the design lead duo that runs nervous system, whose boutique design studio has become the crucial bellwether of computational modeling-based jewelry, art and housewares.

The remarkable, inimitable generative design objects of nervous system are not only cool because they are visually striking. Unlike the hordes of recent design graduates flipping through Grasshoper3D presets, Jessica and Jesse put great effort into uncovering mathematically elegant processes — sourced from lifeforms, plants, undersea creatures in many cases — to lend their work the aesthetic of the natural world.

Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. We create using a novel process that employs computer simulation to generate designs and digital fabrication to realize products. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, we write computer programs based on processes and patterns found in nature and use those programs to create unique and affordable art, jewelry, and housewares.

Nervous System was founded in 2007 by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. Jessica currently acts as Creative Director and Jesse as Chief Science Officer. Together they lead a team of seven.

Jessica Rosenkrantz graduated from MIT in 2005 and holds degrees in Architecture and Biology. Afterwards, she studied architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Jesse Louis-Rosenberg also attended MIT, majoring in Mathematics. He previously worked as a consultant for Gehry Technologies in building modeling and design automation.

Their studio in located Somerville, Massachusetts.

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