5:00 pm Monday, November 12th, 2018
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
CMU College of Fine Arts, Room CFA-111
Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
This lecture is presented by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, and is made possible by the Sylvia and David Steiner Speaker Series.
Addie Wagenknecht is an anti-disciplinary, experimental artist who works in the fields of emerging media, feminist theory, open-source tools, pop culture, and hacktivism. Known for works that span media including robotics, drones, network hardware, 3D printing and traditional paint on canvas, her work has been featured in the Vienna, Moscow, and Istanbul biennials and acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art, and she’s collaborated with Chanel and i-D magazine on a series of projects exploring the sixth sense.
Wagenknecht has been active in the development and management of open-source hardware projects and communities. From 2014-2017, Wagenknecht served as Chair of the Open Source Hardware Summit. With Stefan Hechenberger, she co-founded NORTD Labs, a research and development collective which developed a variety of open-source multi-touch systems, and the Lasersaur, the world’s first widely-implemented, open-source laser cutter.
Wagenknecht frequently works in collectives. She founded Deep Lab in 2013, a cyberfeminist research congress concerned with issues of privacy, security, surveillance, anonymity, and alternative market economies. Previously, she was a member of the now disbanded Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab, a global tactical media collective. Wagenknecht has received fellowships and residencies from Eyebeam, Google, and Mozilla, and is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City.