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Hi, I’m Becca.

I’m a researcher, technologist, and artist whose work aims to bring a feminist lens to the development of computational systems. I currently work at Mozilla Foundation as a researcher, where I study and advocate for greater community oversight and control over AI, with a focus on contestable systems.

I was a 2017-2018 Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow hosted at Human Rights Watch. Previously, I worked as a design technologist in the tech industry, where I prototyped experiences with emerging technologies.

I’m a founding member of tendernet, an intersectional feminist collective exploring critical and speculative design practices around AI. 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.

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


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