Addie Wagenknecht is an artist and techie making work that examines pop culture, feminist theory and new media via open source hardware.
She was the chair of this year’s Open Hardware Summit at MIT and has had fellowships at F.A.T. Lab and HyperWerk Institute as well as the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Her work has been featured in the Economist, Gizmodo, Slashdot, Engadget, Heise and ARTnews.
As she says on her site, “Through her artistic and scientific practices she hopes to challenge the status quo and create a sense of bittersweet irony (preferably both at once).”
October 15th is Ada Lovelace Day! Today the world celebrates all of the accomplishments of women in science, art, design, technology, engineering, and math. Each year, Adafruit highlights a number of women who are pioneering their fields and inspiring women of all ages to make their voices heard. Today we will be sharing the stories of women that we think are modern day “Adas”. We will also be referencing women from history that have made impacts in science and math, so keep an eye on these footers for more inspirational women!
Today everything in the Adafruit store is 10% off, just use the code ALD13 on checkout! Today’s the perfect day to spark the imagination of a future “Ada” with a gift from the Adafruit store!