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Hi, I’m Becca.

I’m a technologist, researcher, and artist thinking about the privacy and design of computational systems. I currently work at Mozilla Foundation as a researcher. Formerly I was a 2017-2018 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow at Human Rights Watch.

I’m a co-founder of tendernet, a feminist collective of artists, designers, programmers, and hackers exploring critical and speculative design practices around AI.

My work interrogates the ways social platforms collect and monetize data about their users using automated or opaque computational processes. I also explore the ways privacy by design is applied to a rapidly shifting IoT landscape. 

With a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), my graduate research culminated in a thesis defense presentation and a blog where you can read about my creative work.

Contact me:
baricks at protonmail.com

Say hi 👋 baricks (at) protonmail (dot) com