Maya Indira Ganesh is a feminist technology researcher, speaker and writer with a hybrid portfolio of work across arts and culture organisations, academia and NGOs. She has two Masters degrees and is a doctoral candidate at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.  Her PhD is about how the apparatus of machine autonomy is constituted by metaphor; ‘computational ethics’; and the shaping of the human subject as a micro-labourer and manager. This work is based on the case of automated vehicles and driverless automobility. She is working towards submitting her dissertation in 2020.

Maya has fellowships with the Berggruen Institute and Hivos in 2020.

From May-December 2019 she was a research associate with the Künstliche Intelligenz und Medienphilosophie (KIM) research group at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung (University of Arts and Design), Karlsruhe on their new project, AI and the Society of the Future.

Her other areas of research and writing include: feminism, gender and technology; arts, culture and the digital; visual cultures in activism; affective computing; and how the notion of the human is re-shaped by technologies like AI.

Since 2008 she has worked as a researcher and info-activist at the intersection of digital security and privacy in human rights with Tactical Tech, the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, and the APC Women’s Rights Program.

Maya served on the 2016-2020 program advisory board of ARROW, a sexual and reproductive health and rights policy advocacy and research organisation in Asia. She is a 2019-2020 juror at Akademie Schloss Solitude.

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  1. Dear Maya ! I take care of PR for Landing Festival Berlin, a two-day tech event that aims to empower professionals to boost their careers, on April 3rd – 4th. I’d like to connect with you in regards to the same. Thank you!

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