Thu, Nov 16 5PM
GD Commons / ZOOM

Fall Speaker Series: Mashinka Firunts Hakopian

Hakopian is an Armenian writer, artist, and researcher born in Yerevan and residing in Glendale, CA. She is an Associate Professor in Technology and Social Justice at ArtCenter College of Design. She was a 2021 visiting Mellon Professor in the Practice at Occidental College, where she co-curated the exhibition Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI with Meldia Yesayan at Oxy Arts. Her book, The Institute for Other Intelligences, was released by X Artists’ Books in December 2022. She was the guest editor of the spring 2023 issue of Art Papers on artificial intelligence, co-edited with Sarah Higgins. With Avi Alpert and Danny Snelson, she makes up one-third of Research Service, a media collective that pursues performative and practice-based forms of scholarship.