Selwa Sweidan

Selwa Sweidan is an artist, designer and researcher. Her work investigates embodied methodologies and artificially intelligent systems to probe technological innovation. Selwa has conducted design and foresight research across technology sectors, including future automated air traffic systems, smart homes and olfactory technology for EmbraerX, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, the Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology (MEXT), McKinsey Korea and UniLever Japan. In 2018, her co-authored research "Knowledge Design — Towards an Inclusive Embodied, AI Practice” which was published in the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Journal as part of the "Designing the User Experience of Machine Learning Systems” Symposium held at Stanford University. Her work has been exhibited at Artificial Knowing, Bevilacqua Gallery, Center Du Pompidou, HomeLA, Spring/Break Los Angeles, and University Arts Gallery, UC Irvine. She has co-curated symposia and new media art exhibitions including Performative Computation, Super Radiance and Clustering. Selwa is currently a “collective resident” at NAVEL which is a test site for community-driven projects, critical equitable practices and collaborative learning. Previously, Selwa was a Fellow at George Greenstein Institute; a postgraduate Fellow at ArtCenter College of Design and an Interactive Design Fellow at FABRICA, a creative communications think tank in Italy. She was awarded “Best Overall” at the Microsoft Design Expo ’15. Selwa holds an MFA from ArtCenter College of Design and a BA from Smith College.

Co-curating STACKED and Floating Signifiers exhibitions, moderating Women at the Frontiers of Creative Innovation panel, and co-leading Intro to Artificial Intelligence workshop.