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shirin anlen

shirin is an award-winning creative technologist, researcher, and artist based in New York. Her work explores the societal implications of emerging technology, with a focus on internet platforms and artificial intelligence. At WITNESS, she is part of the Technology, Threats, and Opportunities program, investigating deepfakes, media manipulation, content authenticity, and cryptography practices in the space of human rights violations.

shirin joins WITNESS with a decade of experience developing and designing interactive, community-driven, thought-provoking projects using machine learning technology, web applications, as well as virtual and mixed reality platforms. Among others, her work has been featured at SIGGRAPH, Cannes Festival, IDFA DocLab, the Biennial for Moving Image, House of Electronic, Google Web Experiments, and Vice.

She is a research fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, a member of Women+ Art AI, and holds an MFA in Cinema and Television from Tel Aviv University, where she majored in interactive documentary making.

Follow @shirinishere on Instagram or @shirinmedia on Twitter.