An Xiao Mina

Creative Technologist and Writer

An Xiao Mina

An Xiao Mina is an artist, writer and creative technologist passionate about the space where art and technology meet social change and human rights issues. She is co-founder of The Civic Beat, a research group and media consultancy focused on social change memes in global contexts. In the tech sector, An works at the SF-based Meedan Labs as product owner for Translatedesk, a platform for social translation of social media. Their first project aims to translate geolocated tweets for Out of Eden Walk, a global journey tracing the historic path of human migration led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek.

An has spoken at venues like ROFLCon, Twitter University and Creative Mornings, and she has contributed writing to publications like The Atlantic, Wired and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She was a 2013 fellow at the USC Annenberg / Getty Arts Journalism Program and serves as a consulting editor to the New York online art publication Hyperallergic. Having recently served as a section editor for Ai Weiwei: Spatial Matters (published by MIT Press and Tate Publishing), she is currently working on a book about online creative culture and civic engagement around the world.

Photo credit: Marcus F. Benigno

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