Tega Brain is an artist, researcher, and educator whose work spans critical art, computational design, and environmental engineering. Through practice-led research, she creates experimental systems and technologies that probe data practices and their politics, and that provoke new ways to imagine and design our ecology. Tega Brain is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and educator whose work spans critical art, computational design, and environmental engineering. She develops experimental systems that embody and probe alternative visions for ecology – what she calls ‘eccentric engineering’. Her recent work focuses on feminist data practices that include environmental sensing and modeling, artificial and natural intelligence, and low carbon digital design. Brain is the co-author of the book Code as Creative Medium (MIT Press 2020) which is a handbook for teaching and learning creative practice in the medium of software. Her work as an educator focuses on computation as a medium for teaching art and design, as well as art and design as a means and context for teaching computation. She also contributes to open-source programming tool kits for the arts.

(MA, Queensland University of Technology)
Assistant Industry Professor, Integrated Digital Media
Technology, Culture and Society
brain@nyu.edu

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TOOLS + MEDIUMS OF PRODUCTION
Data Visualization / Data-Driven Investigation, Social Practice, Participatory Design, Speculative Design, Critical Design, Algorithmic Design

METHODS + APPROACHES
UFilm/Video, Physical Computing, Creative Coding, Web & Network Technologies, Media Art, Risograph, Solar and Renewable Energy

TOPICS + THEMES
Sustainability, Human Computer Interaction, Systems Design, Posthumanism, climate and carbon engineering