Public interest tech is about all of us. To thrive, it needs the talent and dedication of people, organizations, and funders.
“I identify as an artist, but only because it seems to be the term that allows me the most latitude. I was interested in the technical platforms that were influencing our lives and specifically how we express culture or rituals.”
Mimi Onuoha, mixed media artist
Artists use a range of mediums to express themselves, their beliefs and ideas. Those who work at the intersection of art and tech—like transdisciplinary artist Stephanie Dinkins and bio-hacker Heather Dewey Hagborg—are using their creativity to serve the greater public good. We also call them public interest technologists.
“In using virtual reality, we’re pulling from our own experience to further a narrative that can question what our future looks like.”
Artist collective Hyphen-Labs, an international team of women of color, created Neurospeculative Afrofeminism—a multi-platform storytelling experience that places audiences inside the body of a young black avatar.