Nice to meet you Ksenia Pachikov!
Please introduce yourself in a few sentences.
Hello! Im a first year M.Des who went through the Foundation program. This is the most important thing about me right now.
Where are you from? Major, age, etc.
NYC NYU Art History ART ART ART
How did you end up at ID? Where were you before?
I was working in contemporary art, at e-flux, but wanted to do things that were more practical.
Tell us quickly about a project that you’re working on now that you’re really excited about.
Ha! Projects i’m finishing! Ok, just wrote a team paper (Roy!!! Vollmer!!!) on applications of ubiquitous computing in neighborhood crime prevention. Also, doing a team 2 pager on strategies for energy efficiency in the home, designing a chair and so much more. Oh! And I’m so excited about my Wordpress blog: Dictionary of Gesture: Towards an inventory of cultured motion. There are only 2 entries now, but it will be good.
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m sorry, I dont understand, “spare time?”
What would you do with 20 million dollars?
1 million would go towards a team who will compile the Dictionary of Gesture. 4 million towards inspiring environmental stewardship. Some of the money will be spent on cats, but not too much.
What super-power would you most like to have, and why?
I wouldn’t want a super power. It wouldnt be fair to others.
What are the websites you could not live without?
I’ll get laughed out of school if i share that.
Is there anything you would like to say to ID?
Would you like to get a cup of tea with me?