An “An Xiao” Mina is an artist, writer, and technologist based in California. She is co-founder of The Civic Beat, an online magazine about issues of global justice, creativity, and technology. In the tech sector, An works at the SF-based Meedan Labs, where they are building 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 the Personal Democracy Forum, Creative Mornings, and the Aspen Institute, and she has contributed writing to publications like The Atlantic, Wired, and Design Observer. She was a 2013 fellow at the USC Annenberg / Getty Arts Journalism Program, is a current research fellow for the Digital Ecologies Research Partnership, 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 internet memes and global social movements.
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