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Stump Software

New-media artist and NYU professor Natalie Jeremijenko wants you to remember that paper doesn’t, figuratively speaking, grow on trees. Her software art project—technically, it’s a printer queue virus—called Stump, counts the number of pages you print. When that number reaches the equivalent of a pine tree’s worth of paper, Stump automatically prints out a picture of a tree ring cross-section, to remind you that your actions have consequences—and, at the very least, that you should recycle. –Eviana