Arlene Ducao is a creative engineer who makes technologies that examine the relationship between the natural landscape, our built environments, and ourselves. She is a Principal at the DuKode Studio, a scientific and environmental design firm in Brooklyn, and the CEO and co-founder of Dukode’s affiliate company DuKorp. At DuKorp, she developed her invention MindRider, the geospatial mind-mapping system profiled in WIRED, New York Times, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, Fast Company, Science Channel, and many more. A recipient of the South by Southwest Winburne Community Service Award for her work on satellite mapping in Indonesia, she teaches at NYU and MIT, where she presents a range of topics, from multidimensional data visualization to digital fabrication and its cultural underpinnings. She holds degrees from UMD, SVA, and MIT.