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ARCHIVO RESEARCH NETWORK | Visiting Researcher 2023






HELEN STARR

Worldbuilding Curator and Producer





BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Helen Starr (TT) is an Afro-Carib world-building producer, curator and cultural activist. Carib people are indigenous to Trinidad, WI, where Helen was born. Helen founded The Mechatronic Library in 2010, to give feminist artists with protected characteristics access to cutting edge media technologies. Often working at the intersection of Art, Technology and Social care, Helen has co-commissioned several interactive artworks for public institutions such as, Wysing Art Centre, FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) and QUAD in Derby. Helen sits on the board of QUAD, Derby and sits on the Computer Animation Jury for Ars Electronica in Linz. Starr is interested in how virtual, AI and digital systems no longer simply model physical reality, but also shape the way we behave and act with or without our knowledge and consent. She is part of the winning team for the Wolfson Economic Prize 2021 and is interested in how virtual, AI and digital systems no longer simply model physical reality, but also shape the way we behave and act with or without our knowledge and consent. The writings of Jamaican philosopher Sylvia Wynter inform her futuristic, de-colonial practice.

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