MAY 2024
Spoke on a panel for "AD Talks: Why generative AI needs design leadership" in San Francisco.
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MAY 2024
Thrilled that the BRAID UK team has selected our project, "CREA-TEC: Cultivating Responsible Engagement with AI Technology to Empower Creatives," for one of their 2024 fellowships.
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MAY 2024
Gave a keynote talk & fireside chat at Nordic Media Days in Bergen, Norway.
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APRIL 2024
Contributed research and opinions for this piece in PC Mag, titled "Algorithmic Curation is Ruining the Internet. Here's How to Fix That."
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APRIL 2024
Gave the keynote talk at the NextM Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
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MONTH 2024
Gave a talk about my doctoral research at Google London for the YouTube and Deepmind staff.
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MARCH 2024
Participated in a roundtable discussion at the University of Edinburgh Law Faculty called "Producing cross-disciplinary insights for diverse and inclusive design to AI in arts and fashion."
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FEB 2024
Spoke at the British Council for their Arts & Digital Innovation programme.
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FEB 2024
Gave a guest lecture in Professor Joe Dumit's "AI & Co-Creativity" course at UC Davis.
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FEB 2024
Gave a guest lecture on AI, Creativity, and Culture for "Cultural Analytics" course at the Oxford Internet Institute.
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JAN 2024
Delivered a talk at REMIX Summit 2024, a gathering for cultural institutions & the creative industries.
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JAN 2024
Our paper, "Introducing the Method of Exhibit-Based Research," has been published in Communication Design Quarterly.
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DEC 2023
Spoke at "Protecting Creativity in the Age of AI" at Kings College London, alongside lawyers, technologists, regulators, unionists, and creatives to inform DCMS, DIST, and ACE's Generative AI policies.
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DEC 2023
Participated in BRAID UK's Generative AI Policy Summit (run by the University of Edinburgh, BBC, and the Ada Lovelace Institute), which will result in future-facing recommendations for the UK Department of Culture, Media, and Sport.
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DEC 2023
It was a pleasure to host my colleague, Dr Aaron Hertzmann, at the Oxford Internet Institute to discuss "Can Computers Create Art?"
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NOV 2023
Our ACM ISS paper, "Using Online Videos as the Basis for Developing Design Guidelines: A Case Study of AR-Based Assembly Instructions," has been published.
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NOV 2023
Honored that my research has been featured by the University of Oxford as part of their OxfordAI programme.
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OCT 2023
Spoke about Adobe's Content Authenticity Initiative at the Oxford Generative AI Summit on the "Multi-stakeholder responses to deepfakes and synthetic media" panel.
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OCT 2023
In Milan for the International Association of Design Research Societies conference, where I'm sharing two papers: "For Who Page? TikTok creators' algorithmic dependencies" and "Decolonizing Creativity in the Digital Era."
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OCT 2023
Gave a keynote speech at Emerce Eday in Amsterdam.
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SEPT 2023
Gave presentations at the Possibility Studies Conference as well as the Marconi Institute of Creativity conference.
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AUGUST 2023
Shared my thoughts on how AI is changing the creative process at The Conference in Malmo, Sweden.
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JUNE 2023
Shared my presentation, "How do algorithmic platforms shape creative practices and processes?" at the Global Perspectives on Platforms, Labor & Social Reproduction conference at the University of Amsterdam.
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JUNE 2023
Gave a presentation for the Centre for the Aesthetics of AI Images in Aarhus.
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JUNE 2023
We expand on our Science paper (below) in "The art and science of generative AI: a deeper dive," up on arXiv.
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JUNE 2023
Our perspective paper, "The art and science of generative AI," is now out in Science Magazine!
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JUNE 2023
Spent a few days experimenting, experiencing, and reflecting in Olafur Eliasson's Copenhagen backyard at EER's annual workshop.
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MAY 2023
Hosted Adobe Research's 2023 Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Lev Manovich.
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MAY 2023
My chapter, "Globalized Creative Economies: Rethinking Local Craft, Provenance, and Platform Design" is included in the newly-released Feminist Futures of Work, an open access book published by Amsterdam University Press.
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MAY 2023
"Towards Better User Studies in Computer Graphics and Vision" has now been published in Foundations and Trends in Computer Graphics and Vision.
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MARCH 2023
Thrilled to join the Centre for Aesthetics of AI Images.
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MARCH 2023
Gave a guest lecture on data-driven curation for Aarhus University's "Datafication of Society" course.
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MARCH 2023
Had a lovely time participating in the FemLab.Co workshop-retreat in the Netherlands.
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MARCH 2023
In this Newsweek article, I discuss both the opportunities and risks of AI being used to reconstruct high resolution images from human brain activity.
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MARCH 2023
Spoke on a panel at SPUI25 to launch our book, Feminist Futures of Work: Reimagining Labour in the Digital Economy, with Amsterdam University Press.
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FEB 2023
BBC Radio 4 has aired a feature of The Algorithmic Pedestal, which can be replayed here.
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FEB 2023
This term, I am a visiting researcher at Aarhus University, where I'll be spending time with researchers at the Centre for Digital Creativity and the Digital Aesthetics Research Centre while conducting fieldwork at Olafur Eliasson's studio as part of EER.
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FEB 2023
The New Scientist has released a video of The Algorithmic Pedestal exhibit.
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JAN 2023
Excited to share that Forbes has written a feature on The Algorithmic Pedestal!
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JAN 2023
SURFACE has kindly shared an article on The Algorithmic Pedestal exhibit.
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JAN 2023
Apollo Magazine has shared a thoughtful article on the conceptual underpinnings of The Algorithmic Pedestal exhibit.
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JAN 2023
The Algorithmic Pedestal is up on ArtNet!
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January 2023
Grateful that Wallpaper* has featured The Algorithmic Pedestal.
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DEC 2022
Excited to share our exhibit, The Algorithmic Pedestal, which will take place January 11-17 in London.
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NOV 2022
The Serpentine Galleries' Future Art Ecosystems 3 Report is out now!
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OCT 2022
Excited to share the volume of proceedings from our ICCC'22 workshop, The Role of Embodiment in the Perception of Human & Artificial Creativity, which also includes our paper, "Exploring Embodiment’s Role in Creativity with Live Artistic Performances."
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JULY 2022
Presented to AnswerLab's "Humans of Research" hive on inclusive research practices.
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JULY 2022
Presented my research, "Algorithms' Impact on Human Artistic Creativity," at the Doctoral Symposium for the 10th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics, and X (xCoAx).
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JUNE 2022
Hosted "The Role of Embodiment in Human & Artificial Creativity" two-day workshop at the International Conference of Computational Creativity, together with Dr. Caterina Moruzzi.
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JUNE 2022
"Towards Better User Studies in Computer Graphics and Vision" is out on arXiv; in it, Aaron Hertzmann, Zoya Bylinskii, Stefanie Hutka, Yile Zhang, and I share best practices for user research in the computer graphics field.
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JUNE 2022
Grateful for thoughtful feedback and interesting discussions at ACM Creativity & Cognition's 2022 Graduate Student Symposium in Venice, Italy.
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May 2022
Excited to share our paper, "In the eye of the beholder: A viewer-defined conception of online visual creativity," now published in New Media & Society.
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APRIL 2022
Gave the Concluding Keynote on inclusive design at the "Inclusive Work and the Platform Economy" conference.
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APRIL 2022
Thrilled to join the UK's Arts & Humanities Research Council's Doctoral Training Programme via an Open-Oxford-Cambridge full studentship.
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APRIL 2022
Received the 2022-23 United States Fulbright Research/Study Award.
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MARCH 2022
Our paper, "Larger visual changes compress time: The inverted effect of asemantic visual features on interval time perception" has been published in PLOS ONE.
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MARCH 2022
Dr. Caterina Moruzzi, Dr. Aaron Hertzmann, and I are thrilled to have received the University of Konstanz's Intersectoral Cooperation grant for our project, "The Role of Embodiment in the Perception of Human and Artificial Creativity."
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MARCH 2022
Looking forward to our accepted workshop at the International Conference of Computational Creativity '22– paper submissions are now open!
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March 2022
Honored to have received the Zonta International Women in Technology scholarship.
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Feb 2022
Delivered a guest lecture at Prof. Payal Arora's CM2092 course, Artificial Intelligence and Social Design, at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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FEB 2022
Excited to begin work on our project, "Algorithmic Influence on Creative Labour in the Global South," which has been funded by an OII-Dieter Schwarz Foundation grant.
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JAN 2022
Grateful to have received generous funding for our project, "AI Futures and the Curated Visitor Experience," through the Minderoo-Oxford AI Challenge Fund (Large).
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Jan 2022
Grateful to have been promoted to Senior Research Lead at Adobe.
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NOV 2021
Published a thought piece on creativity & platform design in the Global South via FemLab.
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NOV 2021
Guest lectured for Dr. Niloufar Salehi's Interface Design & Development course at the University of California, Berkeley alongside longtime collaborator Dr. Stefanie Hutka.
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OCT 2021
Became a Fellow at IDRC-funded FemLab.Co under the supervision of Payal Arora to study creativity in the Global South.
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SEPT 2021
Thrilled to have joined the Board of Trustees for Arts at the Old Fire Station, an Oxford-based arts organization that supports people experiencing homelessness.
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SEPT 2021
Gave a talk at the XXVI Conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics at the City University of London.
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July 2021
Honored to have been elected to the Board of Trustees for Eastside Educational Trust, a London-based non-profit that fosters creative experiences for children in underserved communities.
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July 2021
We organized a collection of essays for the Journal of Cultural Anthropology, titled Technology and Anthropological Ways of Knowing, including a piece on disability + AI that I co-authored: "What Can Tech Learn from Crip Futurity?"
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June 2021
Enjoyed participating in the Graduate Student Seminar at ACM's Creativity & Cognition, where my paper "Remixing, Seeing, and Curating: Algorithms' Influence on Human Creativity" was published. Thanks to the mentors & fellow students for their feedback!
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May 2021
Together with researchers, designers, and research ops at Airbnb, Workday, DoorDash, and Uber, we published the first issue of the Inclusive Research Guide, a publication that centers the experiences of historically underinvested communities.
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May 2021
Illustrator on the iPad won a Webby Award as the Creative Production App & Software People's Voice Winner. Congratulations to the team!
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March 2021
Our article on building user-centered Beta programs was published on Adobe Xd Ideas.
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February 2021
Synesthetic artwork featured in Placeholder Zine.
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January 2021
Excited to share some of my poetry-based artwork as the “featured artist” in Stirring Literary Magazine's Winter 2021 issue.
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DECEMBER 2020
I wrote a piece about my artistic experience, and it was featured on the Adobe Blog.
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October 2020
Illustrator on the iPad, on which I've led research for the past year, is released– immediately becoming #1 in the App Store for both the US and Japan.
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October 2020
Shared my pro bono research on homelessness, facilitated by the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation, with many San Francisco City departments in their inaugural Learning Labs event.
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October 2020
Some pieces from my Syn(aesthetic) art project are featured in BINGE magazine.
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September 2020
Invited to give a guest lecture in artist James Welling's class at Princeton University, VIS 236: Pathological Color.
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September 2020
An art piece from my "Syn(aesthetic)" project is on view at the Ars Electronica virtual gallery.
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July 2020
Presented my pro bono research on perspectives on homelessness in San Francisco to the Mayor's Office and the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing.
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June 2020
Our research on time perception in VR was presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting.
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May 2020
Gave a talk, "Multisensory Perception in XR: Insights from Neuroscience and User Research," at Augmented World Expo 2020.
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May 2020
Our CHI 2020 paper was published by ACM.
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April 2020
Our paper, "ICONATE: An Automated Approach for Compound Icon Generation and Ideation" was presented virtually at CHI 2020.
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February 2020
Led research at Adobe's "Open Studio" workshop event in San Francisco.
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November 2019
Gave a guest lecture at UC Berkeley's School of Information for Dr. Niloufar Salehi's "Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction" course.
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November 2019
Adobe Illustrator for iPad, for which I am currently leading research, is announced at Adobe's MAX conference.
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August 2019
Led a design research workshop for the San Francisco chapter of OpenIDEO, which is focusing on homelessness solutions this year.
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July 2019
Presented our paper, “Virtual Nature: a Psychologically Beneficial Experience” at the Human Computer Interaction International Conference in Orlando, Florida.
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July 2019
Presented our poster, “Virtual Artistry: Virtual Reality Translations of Two-Dimensional Creativity” at ACM’s Creativity & Cognition Conference in San Diego, California.
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June 2019
My pro bono research is featured on Adobe’s website.
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May 2019
Led an Adobe workshop at the 99U Conference for Photoshop on the iPad with 75 attendees.
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May 2019
Moderated a panel at Princeton’s inaugural Design Research Day, with inspiring female leaders from the UX Research and UX Design industries.
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May 2019
Presented our paper, “Location-Based Augmented Reality Journalism and Civic Participation” at MIT’s Media in Transition Conference in Cambridge, MA.
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March 2019
Presented our paper, “The Sensus Comunis and the Eye: Reexaminations of Visual Perception and Artistic Practice” at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario.
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January 2019
Named Young Alumni Chair of the Princeton Club of Northern California.
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October 2018
The product that I have been leading research for, Photoshop on the iPad, was announced to the audience at Adobe’s MAX conference!
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