- Wearable Technology, Augmented Reality, Activism, Feminism
- IU Bloomington
Fine Arts Building 422
Janna Ahrndt received her M.F.A. in Electronic and Time-Based Art from Purdue University. She is part of a wave of new media artists rejecting the notion that craft and technology are directly opposed. Her work explores how deconstructing everyday technologies, or even making them for yourself can be used to question larger oppressive systems and create a space for participatory political action. Her activist and social art practice blur the lines between the materiality of craft and the digital realm of new media technologies to create socio-political interventions. Janna has presented her research on the use of DIY electronics as a medium for participatory political art at ISEA 2019 in Gwangju South Korea and facilitated workshops for her P@tch project in collaboration with the Science Gallery in Melbourne Australia.