August 2015
“How to Make Design”
Fab11 Symposium
Boston, MA

July 2015
Presentation of the Brick Shortie
MIT Media Lab Design Summit
Boston, MA

April 2015
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2015
San Francisco, CA

February 2015
Keynote at International Design Association IxDA
San Francisco, CA


November 2014
“Democratizing the Internet of Things”
Web Summit, Machine Stage
Dublin, Ireland

November 2014
A Call For a Coup d’État
PopTech 2015
Camden, Maine

September 2014
“The Internet As Material”
Boston, MA

September 2014
Democratizing the Internet of Things
World Maker Faire
New York, NY

September 2014
“Hardware: From Hobby to Revolution” with Mike Senese
New York, NY

September 2014
“Democratizing Hardware”
Keynote at Women ETC
Richmond, VA

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Talks

June 27th, 2013
“Making in New York”
Keynote at CE WEEK, in collaboration with NYCEDC
New York, NY

June 26th, 2013
“Creating the Next Generation Problem-Solvers”
At Launch EDU
Mountain View, CA

May 14th, 2013
Panelist on “Manufacturing’s Next Chapter”
GE: Leading and Learning Event
Crotonville, NY

March 15th, 2013
Panelist: Hardware Startups. Moderated by Liam Casey, PCH
Start NY
New York, NY

February 8th, 2013
Pipeline Fellowship
Changing the face of Angel Investing
New York, NY

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Talks

November 27th, 2012
Speaker: Lucid NYC
New York, NY

November 13th, 2012
Panelist: Uncubed
New York, NY

November 6th, 2012
Speaker: Sillicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK)
Cambridge, UK

October 7th, 2012
Share Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

September 27th, 2012
Speaker: “Breaking Open Our Education”, at the
Open Hardware Summit, Eyebeam
New York, NY

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Talks

Artists Discover the Art of Crunching Numbers

Most artists want nothing to do with numbers, and they certainly don't want their work quantified in a spreadsheet. But several data pioneers are working to convince the city's art community that number-crunching isn't only a crucial tool—it's got sex appeal.

"There is mystery in data, anticipation, adventure, even sensory gratification," said Ian Moss, the research director of Fractured Atlas. "There's a whole world out there of numbers to explore, and we in the arts are just starting to map it out. To be involved in that effort is to feel like a pioneer, in a way..."


From Appropriation to Infiltration: Accessing Public through Tactical Media

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming MFA Graduate Program Colloquium for spring 2011.

WHEN: Monday April 4th, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

WHERE: The Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts located at 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA.


Wednesday March 23rd, 6:30PM
CUNY Graduate Center Room C198
365 5th Ave

The Digital Studies Seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center’s Center for the Humanities will be hosting a dialogue between journalism scholars Jay Rosen and C.W. Anderson entitled “The People Formerly Known as the Audience: Five Years Later.” The conversation will focus on how the changes in media audiences articulated in Rosen’s influential post “The People Formerly Known as the Audience” have further transformed over the last five years.


OMG - LOL Studio Visit Install

On Thursday, March 17th I will be giving a lecture in the the City College of New York Art Department’s inaugural Community of Scholars Spring Lecture Series. The six-part series brings leading contemporary artists to City College to speak about their work within various interdisciplinary frameworks. Its goal is to introduce the college community and the public to the wide range of current artistic practices. Other speakers in the series include Abelardo Morell, a Cuban-born photographer, scholar and Guggenheim fellow and community artist Pepon Osorio.


I am looking forward to speaking at this symposium…

The Populist Front
On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Populist Movements

Symposium marking the publication of Open 20, titled The Populist Imagination. On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Politics.

Friday March 18, 2011
Time: 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: De Balie, Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam
Full Programme
Language: English

Entrance: 15 Euro (incl. lunch and drinks during the break) / students: 10 Euro
Order in advance

The symposium is a coproduction of SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain, De Balie and the Jan van Eyck Academie.

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