Sarah Newman is the Director of Art & Education at metaLAB at Harvard. 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 has developed a novel methodology to use creative materials to address interdisciplinary research problems. Newman's work has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Rome, and London, and she has held artist residencies in Germany, Sweden, and Italy. Her research in Artificial Intelligence and related technologies investigates how emerging technologies embed and mirror historical social and ethical challenges. She is Co-Founder of the Data Nutrition Project, which designs tools and practices for responsible AI development. Newman holds a BA in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Newman was a 2017 AI Grant Fellow, a 2018 & 2021 Harvard Assembly Fellow, a 2018-2020 Fellow at the Royal Society of Art, a 2019 Rockefeller AI Bellagio Resident, and the 2020-21 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. She is passionate about management, and leadership, and workplace culture, and since 2018, she has designed and led monthly management "jams" for BKC staff.