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Hi, I’m Becca.

I’m a technologist, researcher, and artist thinking about the design of AI and computational systems. I currently work at Mozilla Foundation as a researcher, exploring how principles like accountability, transparency, and participatory governance are operationalized in the design of AI systems. I also investigate how social platforms collect and use personal data through opaque computational processes.

Formerly I was a 2017-2018 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow hosted at Human Rights Watch. Prior to that, I worked as a Design Technologist in the tech industry, where I prototyped interactive experiences with emerging technologies.

I’m a founding member of tendernet, an intersectional feminist collective exploring critical and speculative design practices around AI. We run hands-on design workshops as part of a research through design methodological approach.

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.

As part of my own creative practice, I do everything from using code to machine knit textiles, training ML models to produce computational poetry, to programming art bots.


Contact me:
baricks at protonmail.com


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