Morehshin Allahyari is a new media artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects; a poetic mean to document the personal and collective lives we live and our struggles as humans in the 21st century. Morehshin has been part of numerous exhibitions around the world including Venice Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Queens Museum, Pori Museum, and Museum für Angewandte Kunst. She was an artis in residence at Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research in association with transmediale, Berlin—in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke—(2016). Morehshin is currently an artist in residence at Eyebeam’s one year Research Residency (2016–2017).