Ari Melenciano : Speculating Futures through Omni-specialized Design
Ari Melenciano is a designer, creative technologist, and researcher.
Part of the Fall 2021 Design Lecture Series at California College of the Arts.
Ari Melenciano is a designer, creative technologist, and researcher who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and sentient experiences.
She is a creative technologist at Google’s Creative Lab, professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program, and founder of Afrotectopia, a social institution that is imagining, researching, and building at the nexus of new media art, design, science, and technology through a Black and Afrocentric lens. Her award-winning work has been supported and exhibited by a variety of institutions including Sundance, The New Museum’s New Inc, The New York Times, and The Studio Museum of Harlem. She is often guest lecturing at universities around the world. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.