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Juliana Castro Varon is a designer, creative director, and the Founder of Cita Press, an award-winning open-access library and publishing studio. Juliana has worked for museums, universities, non-profits, and agencies—in product, research, digital and print. She researches the impact artificial intelligence has on creativity and visual culture and her interests range from the literary line between fact and fiction, to open source libraries and 17-to-19th century literature, to weird AI memes. She’s recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and a Public Knowledge Grant from the Mellon Foundation. Juliana is the author of the essay collection Papel Sensible, published in Spanish by Planeta.


Miami Herald

Photographs have always been manipulated. Will AI make things worse?

BKC Fellow Juliana Castro-Varon writes as a graphic designer about the effect AI image generators will have on a potentially unsuspecting public who might not understand how the…

Mar 9, 2023
Harvard Law Today

Exhibition in Kansas centers voices of formerly incarcerated women

“How the Light Gets In,” created by Sarah Newman and metaLAB (at) Harvard, in collaboration with the KU Center for Digital Inclusion.

“Freedom is the most beautiful thing life has to offer.” “I am not a criminal I was a drug addict.” “Beautiful things are never perfect.” Those words, written by formerly…

Nov 29, 2022


May 17, 2023 @ 5:30 PM

7 Fellows Predict the Future: Many questions and some answers on human capital, artificial intelligence, politics, and rights!

Come through for the 2022-2023 BKC Fellows' lighting talks on May 17...