Marisha Farnsworth


Marisha Farnsworth is a artist / designer whose community driven, environmentally based art has been exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Venice Biennale and is in the collection of the Nevada Art Museum. She has lead numerous placemaking art projects and was the lead artist for the 2017 Temple at Burning Man.

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Anastasia Victor


Anastasia Victor is an artist / designer, based in San Francisco, whose work explores how immersive art can be used to promote public discourse around the social impacts of emerging technologies. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and has been using 3D technologies and computation to generate art and architecture since 2009. Anastasia is currently a resident at the Gray Area Foundation & Mozilla XR Studio, where she is working on XR projects that blend physical space with digital overlays to create tangible mixed reality. She is also using AR to expose the ethical issues with commercial facial recognition, by allowing users to experience these technologies in real-time through highly interactive AR interfaces.

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John Faichney

John Faichney is a software developer currently living in San Francisco. He was formerly a lecturer at UC Berkeley CED in computation in design and urban analysis and a workshop leader at the ACADIA conference in 2012 and SmartGeometry conference in 2014. He is interested in urban/geospatial data, computational geometry, technology enabled activism, and distributed systems. John has also worked to engineer automation tools for the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Uber.



We're fortunate to be able to work with an incredible group of advisors, whose expertise ranges across emerging tech, art, architecture, digital fabrication, engineering, and media.

Prof. Nicholas de Monchaux

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media

Miriam Avery

Director of Strategic Foresight, Emerging Technologies @Mozilla

Prof. Blair MacIntyre

Professor at the Georgia Tech. School of Interactive Computing and Director of the GVU Center's Augmented Environments Lab

Josette Melchor

Founder of the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts

Paolo Salvagione

Innovator in Residence Program Manager @Autodesk

Jesse Damiani

Editor-at-Large of VRScout & Writer @Forbes

Toshi Anders-Hoo

Director of Emerging Media @Institute of the Future

German Bauer

Product Manager @Oculus

Computer Vision / Robotics / Deep Learning Advisors

Trevor Owens

Lead Computer Vision Engineer at Airspace Systems

Chris Parker

Computer Vision Engineer - Formerly @Magic Leap