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Amelia Marzec
Amelia Marzec is a Brooklyn-based artist focused on enabling activist communities through innovative uses of technology. Her work has been exhibited at ISEA, SIGGRAPH, MIT, DUMBO Arts Festival, Flux Factory, New York Hall of Science, Governor's Island, and is part of the Rhizome ArtBase. She has been a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the A.I.R. Gallery Emma Bee Bernstein Fellow, a Fellow at the Tow Center at Columbia University, and a nominee for the World Technology Awards for Art. Her work has been featured in Wired, Make, Hyperallergic, Neural Magazine, Metropolis Magazine, NPR, and the front page of Reddit. She holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, and a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has taught at Hunter College and Queens College, and has given talks at RISD, Barnard College, and the Queens Museum of Art.

Entries by Amelia Marzec

Building Radical Networks

(0) Comments | Posted January 1, 2016 | 3:59 PM

Over the past year, we've seen the USA Freedom Act fail to change much in the way of government surveillance, and Net Neutrality has been continuously in limbo. This indicates that in the future, we could end up paying more for a less secure internet. There's...

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Education and Activism in Alternative Schools

(2) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 6:39 PM

In an Occupy-saturated New York, there's a push for education by the people for the people that calls for new structures of collaboration and new uses of resources. But two organizations, The Public School and Trade School, were in play well before the first tent ever...

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Activist Technology Demo Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2012 | 10:39 AM

I recently had the opportunity to organize a demo day for activists, bringing together an energetic group of technologists, artists and designers. Running demos of my own project, Signal Strength, at Occupy Wall Street last fall led me to discover many talented people with the same...

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Zuccotti Park Protest Lives on, in Augmented Reality App

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 11:27 AM

If you missed seeing the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park, there's another chance for you to experience the occupation at the original site.

Mark Skwarek, a faculty member and researcher-in-residence at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has re-built the encampment using an augmented...

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Occupy Research: Methods and Tools for a Decentralized Future

(14) Comments | Posted November 25, 2011 | 4:12 PM

Occupy Research is a highly participatory band of researchers active in the Occupy Wall Street movement, with working groups popping up across the country. Committed to using open methods, they outline different areas of interest in a wiki and share ideas, tools, and information about the movement.

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"I'm Getting Arrested" App Creators Slammed With Feature Requests

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2011 | 8:41 AM

Over 200 arrests resulted from the Liberty Square raid on Tuesday. But the "I'm Getting Arrested" app was forgotten, illustrating a disconnect between online and offline activists.

At Zuccotti Park before the raid, many protestors hadn't heard of the Android app that lets...

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Artist Brings Virtual Currency to Occupy Wall Street

(3) Comments | Posted November 7, 2011 | 5:09 PM

"Money is one of the most intimate things there is. I might give you the contents of my wallet, but I won't give you access to my bank account."

Meet Fran Ilich, a media artist and activist who started his own investment bank six years ago with nothing...

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Bike-Powered Generators: A New Source of Electricity for Occupy Wall Street

(36) Comments | Posted October 31, 2011 | 11:29 AM

New York: In the wake of the confiscation of gasoline generators by the NYPD, the people of Occupy Wall Street have turned to a new source of power.

Within 48 hours of losing their electricity, members of the Sustainability Working Group drove to Occupy Boston to collaborate on...

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