Sarah Ciston

Sarah is a Mellon PhD Fellow in Media Arts + Practice at USC and a Virtual Fellow at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. There, Sarah researches how intersectional theories, ethics and tactics can be incorporated into AI development and application. She also leads the Creative Code Collective, a student community for co-learning programming using accessible, interdisciplinary strategies. Her projects include a machine learning interface to “rewrite” the inner critic and a chatbot trying to explain feminism to online misogynists. Sarah holds an MFA in Literature from UC San Diego and was named “Best Writers Without a Book” by the San Francisco Weekly.