Allison Burtch is an artist and technologist in New York City. She’s a resident at the Eyebeam Art & Technology Center and teaches at the School for Poetic Computation. She recently gave at talk at the Open Hardware Summit called “Liberation Technology in a Gleaner’s Economy” (photo above). From her site:
Allison Burtch creates liberation technology. She’s collaborated on such projects as the Dumb Store – a mobile app store for dumbphones™, co-organized Prism BreakUp at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center and the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference at New York University, and was a lead researcher for Maya Lin’s online memorial What is Missing?.
Previously, Allison was the editor of the Occupied Wall Street Journal, a six-edition print publication which was translated into six languages and distributed globally. She’s also led a European biking and camping tour for teenagers, traveled by train from Kazakhstan to Beijing and lived on a boat. Allison Burtch has a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
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