An Xiao Mina is a technologist and writer who looks at issues of the global internet and networked creativity. As a Berkman Klein Fellow, she will study the impact of language barriers in our technology stack as the internet extends into diverse communities around the world, and she will continue her ongoing research on global internet meme culture.
Mina leads the product team at Meedan, where they are building digital tools for journalists and translators, and she is co-founder of The Civic Beat, a research collective focused on the creative side of civic technology. She serves as a contributing editor to Civicist, an advisory editor to Hyperallergic, and a governing board member at China Residencies.
She has spoken at venues like the Personal Democracy Forum, ACM SIGCHI, Creative Mornings, the Aspen Institute, RightsCon and the Institute for the Future, and she has contributed writing to publications like the Los Angeles Review of Books, Fusion, the New Inquiry, Nieman Journalism Lab, Places Journal and others.
Recently a 2016 Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow, where she studied online language barriers and their impact on journalism, Mina is currently working on a book about internet memes and global social movements (working title: "Memes to Movements"), to be published by Beacon Press.