Kat Braybrooke is a designer, curator and digital anthropologist🔮 who has spent the last decade exploring unexpected and rebellious👹 interactions between machines, communities and cultures.
Other than ✨cyberspace ✨, she hails from Las Vegas 🌵, Vancouver🌲 and now London💸, where she has lead many creative digital projects to help underserved communities work with new technologies for cause-based organizations like Mozilla, the Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Media, Oxfam, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Aalto University Fablab, UK Parliament, and the Liu Centre for Global Issues. Her work has been featured in places like the BBC, the Guardian, DAZED, Rabble, Furtherfield and The Tyee.
Kat is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sussex Humanities Lab, where she is using action research and critical making to build a framework of efficacy for a new generation of sites for digital making and learning 🎨 that have opened at cultural institutions like the Tate. In 2011, she received a MSc Digital Anthropology (Distinction) from UCL for “She-Hackers”, a qualitative ethnographic study that explored gender identity issues with 30 European F/LOSS hackers under the age of 30.💎
Kat also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Peer Production, is a co-founder of the Open Design and Hardware Network, a regular speaker and workshop facilitator at hacker + maker gatherings, and an enthusiast of any place in London that dares to play loud, beautiful droid techno (preferably of the Japanese variety 🏮🎉) all night.
To discuss a collaboration or speaking engagement, please get in touch via email or Twitter. 🎏