Talk to Me
Talk to Me featuring featuring a variety of designs that enhance communicative possibilities and embody a new balance between technology and people, bringing technological breakthroughs up or down to a comfortable, understandable human scale.

curated by
Paola Antonelli (US) & Kate Carmoody (US)
A show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
July – November 2011

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Shows

April 8- April 30
Doha, Qatar
Reality show anyone? I will be participating in Stars of Science, a reinterpreted American inventor - Arab world of sorts. 16 contestants from across the Arab world compete with their inventions for $300,000 in a series that will air on Pan Arab television channels as well as on the show website. [...]

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Teaching, Shows, News

Peacock visual arts gallery
Aberdeen, Scotland
03 October - 14 November, 2009
Identities in Motion is a series of works by Ayah Bdeir that looks to contemporarise images of Arab identity, reinterpreting often archaic, frozen and homogeneous imagery. The works deal with the obsession of the media to flatten the Arab identity and reduce it to [...]


April 30th, 2009
Eyebeam, NY
Join us for the launch party and exhibit opening of littleBits on Thursday April 30th at Eyebeam.
6pm: littleSneak - press preview
7pm: littleGeek - talk by ayah bdeir (ie: me)
7:30pm: bigLaunch -party
Please rsvp by April 25th at: More info here


March 29 - April 4th, 2009
Eyebeam Roadshow
A group of us (Jeff, John, Michael, Yael and me) will be heading on the Eyebeam roadshow to give Workshops and talks at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Columbia College. I’m giving two workshops:
Technology As Identity, 3-6pm, Tuesday March 31st, Columbia College
Making Something Super, 9-1pm, Wednesday April [...]


IDEO, London
February 13th, 2009
Will be giving a talk at 4pm at IDEO london on Friday about some of my work. It’s Friday the 13th, but hopefully it will go well!


Technology as Identity
Spring 09
Teaching a brand new class this semester at NYU’s ITP department, called ‘Technology as Identity’. The class will look at how our identity, ethnicity, and cultural footprint are reflected through the technology we consume and produce. More info on the class website

People: Ayah Bdeir
Tags: Shows, Teaching

American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut
Friday October 19th, 2008

For the first time, I will be giving a talk back in my home school that will be entitled Technology as Identity. The talk is part of the Architecture and Design school lecture series and is Friday the 19th at 6.30pm at the ALH.


October 25th, 2008 - Eyebeam, NY - closing panel and discussion for untethered

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