Roopa Vasudevan is an American visual artist, computer programmer, and researcher, currently based in Philadelphia. Her work uses data and technology in order to interrogate or subvert social and cultural practices. She is primarily interested in the historical reading of data as a form of collective memory; how surveillance and data collection are altering our notions of what archives are, who is remembered, and how; and coming up with more creative and ethical practices for data culture. She has exhibited her work internationally and been featured on Reuters, Slate, Hyperallergic, Jezebel, Complex, PSFK, the FADER, PBS NewsHour, Public Radio International, and more, as well as on American, French and German television. Between 2016 and 2018, Roopa was an Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai. She is currently pursuing her PhD at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
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