Kaitlyn Schwalje is a Brooklyn-based artist and radio producer. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University before completing her postgraduate studies in Interaction Design at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. After Kaitlyn served as a research associate at Walt Disney Imagineering, she was a contributing producer for WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show. Her work appears in Wired, The Creators Project, and Fast Company.
As the daughter of a safety engineer, Kaitlyn received an early education in disaster. Airplane crashes, assassination attempts, poisonings, and space shuttle malfunctions were all fodder for research. Breaking down cataclysmic events was a family activity. Kaitlyn’s work focuses on the mechanisms that govern how everything works and fails, from physical architectures to people and their behaviors.
Mercury: How It Made Cats Dance
Mercury has captivated humanity for ages. But what happens when it invades a town?