Current Residents

Thumbnail Chris WoebkenMA Interaction Design, RCA, London / Ted Fellow Chris Woebken uses futuring practices to create props, narratives and visualizations investigating the impacts as well as the aesthetic and social potentials of technologies. He runs workshops and often collaborates with scientists, organizations, artists and engineers to invent...
Thumbnail Sascha PohfleppSascha Pohflepp (*1978, Germany) is interested in science and technology and their myths and realities, how they are reflecting our hopes for transcendence and how they are shaping the reality of our world. He has worked with numerous artistic and scientific collaborators on projects ranging from the microcosm of synthetic...
Thumbnail Marisa OlsonMarisa Olson is an artist and media theorist whose interdisciplinary work addresses  the cultural history of technology and the politics of participation in pop culture. She's exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Whitney, Centre Pompidou, Tate(s) Modern + Liverpool, the Nam June Paik Art Center, the British Film Institute,...
Thumbnail Allison BurtchAllison Burtch is a philosopher and educator who creates politically coherent works in a variety of media. Most recently, she made a "log jammer" - a cell phone jammer that creates a safe space in nature, a browser plugin that highlights complex political and corporate relationships, and was a research fellow at the...
Thumbnail Atul VarmaAtul Varma enjoys building bridges of understanding between humans and machines. He has written software that's been used as the centerpiece of TED Talks, in maker events around the world, and by individuals who are just trying to have a less frustrating time using their computer. But his favorite moments are very...
Thumbnail Chloe VarelidiChloe Varelidi is a New York based game designer interested in creating experiences that empower youth to think of themselves as makers and not only players of games. Her work employs performative and playful aspects to create embodied learning experiences that are connected with the world around us. Chloe has an MFA from...
Thumbnail Joanne McNeilJoanne McNeil is a writer and researcher interested in the ways technology is shaping culture and society. Her work has appeared in Dissent, Wired, Jacobin, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and other web and print publications. She created Learn to Search (http://learn-to-search.com) with Divya Manian and was one of the...