Rapid Response Fellow
2020 – 2020
Xin Xin is an interdisciplinary artist and community organizer working at the intersection of technology, labor, and identity. Xin co-founded voidLab, a LA-based intersectional feminist collective dedicated to women, trans, and queer folks. They were the Director and Lead Organizer for Processing Community Day 2019, a worldwide initiative celebrating art, code, and diversity, and they currently serve on the advisory board for the Processing Foundation. Their work has been exhibited and screened at Ars Electronica, DIS, Gene Siskel Film Center, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, and Machine Project. Xin received their M.F.A from UCLA Design Media Arts and teaches at Parsons School of Design as an Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design.
Rapid Response Project
Xin is building a messaging app that has both Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and archival capabilities called Togethernet. The project is an open-source communication tool designed for transparency and consent that prioritizes users’ digital rights. This open-source tool is for people who work under the broad umbrella of art and technology, including, but not limited to, artists, designers, technologists, educators, administrators, and cultural workers.