Mariana Fernandez is an artist, writer, researcher and the current editor and communications person at ARIAS.
Her practice intersects the fields of linguistics and technology. She is fascinated by fictional archives, piles of stuff, hedges, memes, guinea pigs and PowerPoints.
In her book “Dear Machines”, she explores the potential of natural language processors as companions and co-writers, wondering about authorship, notions of digital kinship and her own relationship to machines.
Currently, she is focused on researching AI, knowledge production and decolonisation of the algorithms. She is part of the Sandberg Algorithmic Cultures research group, the Visual Methodologies Collective at the HvA and she leads the Artificial Worlds thematic line at ARIAS Amsterdam.
She is an alumni of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Sandberg Institute.