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Sarah Newman is Director of Art & Education at metaLAB at Harvard, and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center. Working at the intersection of research and art, her work engages with technology’s role in human experience.

In addition to her art practice, she is also a facilitator and educator, and leads customized workshops to use creative materials to address interdisciplinary research problems. Newman holds a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has exhibited work in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, and London, and has held artist residencies in Germany, Sweden, and Italy. Newman is a 2017 AI Grant Fellow, a member of the 2018 Assembly Cohort, a co-founder of the Data Nutrition Project, a 2019 Rockafeller AI Resident Fellow, and the 2020 artist-in-residence at Northeastern University’s Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity. Her current work explores the social and philosophical dimensions of artificial intelligence and uses interactive art as a means of critique and public engagement.


Projects & Tools

metaLAB (at) Harvard

Explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions More


Publications

Publication
Apr 7, 2015

Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

An ebook presenting diverse views, experiences, and insights on key challenges and opportunities

“Digitally Connected: Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media,” is a first-of-its kind collection of essays that offers reflections from diverse perspectives on youth… More


News

Dwutygodnik.com
Sep 25, 2018

Where did this computer come from?

Dwutygodnik.com interviewed Sarah Newman, a Creative Researcher at metaLAB at Harvard, and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center, about her project “The Future of Secrets,” an… More

Medium
Jul 25, 2018

Shiny Objects

AI + Art workshop at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

What does it mean to be human if most of our interactions are with non-human intelligences? More

Jan 22, 2018

The Cyberlaw Guide to Protest Art

In this guide, we'll cover the main areas of law that are implicated by protest art online. We’ll give you the background on what the law is and explain why it works the way it… More


Community

Berkman Klein team launches Moral Labyrinth website

Moral Labyrinth is an art installation, workshop, and website inspired by the Value Alignment Problem in AI

Jun 27, 2019
Medium

Navigating AI’s Moral Labyrinth at MozFest

Sarah Newman discusses her Moral Labyrinth installation

Jun 10, 2019

Events

May 7, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

IGNITE Talks at BKC

Featuring members of the BKC Community

PODCAST & VIDEO: Berkman Klein community members will share their research, passions, and musings in 5 minute Ignite talks. These topics may range from misinformation online to… More

Event
Aug 7, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

MACHINE EXPERIENCE

metaLAB AI Art Exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, Harvard Art Museums

metaLAB exhibits five new artistic projects playfully and critically engaging different aspects of Artificial Intelligence at Harvard Art Museum's Lightbox Gallery from August 8… More