Maya is an inter-disciplinary tech researcher and writer with a hybrid portfolio across academia, arts and cultural organisations, and civil society. She has worked at the intersection of the human rights, gender justice, technology, and international development sectors for close to 20 years.
She has two Masters degrees, and is working towards a DPhil that will be awarded by the Doctoral College on Knowledge Cultures and Digital Media at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. Her research is a cultural study of the social and political implications of the ‘becoming-human’ of machines, and vice versa. In particular, her work frames AI and autonomous technologies as ontologically multiple, and fragmented, and examines the implications of this for the shaping of ‘ethics’ in data-centric worlds. She hope to submit her dissertation in 2021.
She has worked with: the Künstliche Intelligenz und Medienphilosophie (KIM) research group at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (University of Arts and Design), Karlsruhe; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Transmediale Festival, Berlin; the Goethe Institut; Tactical Tech; the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto; APC Women’s Rights Program.