Ari Melenciano

Ari Melenciano (@aricianoo) is an artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, and educator who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and sentient experiences. Currently, her research is a synthesis of human-computer interactive technologies, Afrocentric design practices, and experimental pedagogy. Ari is the founder of Afrotectopia, a social institution fostering interdisciplinary innovation at the intersections of art, design, technology, Black culture and activism through collaborative research and practice. She currently teaches creative technology, design, and counterculture at New York University and the Pratt Institute and guest lectures around the world. [Website]