Jen van der Meer

Products at the Center

Published: (Updated: ) in Behavioral Science, NYU ITP by .

For the rest of this course, 11 students will become obsessed with 11 things. How these things are made. Where they are made. Who makes them. Who consumes them. How people make money of of these things. How these things are marketed. How governments regulate these things. How activists and NGOs advocate to change the way these things are made. The greenhouse gas emissions that result from this thing being made, consumed, and landfilled (or recycled). The environmental effect of this thing on human health, environmental health beyond greenhouse gas emissions. And then, we will find a better way to make these things.
Here are the 11 things:

Eyeglasses
A Smart Phone
M & Ms
A Sandwich with Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese
Cigarettes
Iceberg Lettuce
Condoms
Legos
Electric Car Batteries
Algae-Based BioFuel
Zipcar