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Cybernetic Sex // Subversive Networks // Poetic Technology

Gabriella Garcia is a writer, performer, and poetic technologist. Her work explores the protection of radical self-expression, networked subcultures, and cybernetic intimacy. As co-founder and director of Decoding Stigma, she works toward prioritizing sexual autonomy as a necessary ethics question for futurists. Her expanded practice includes techno-feminist research/writing, collective archiving, multimedia performance art, and experiments with creative technology. She received her Masters at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and continued her research as part of ITP’s ‘20-21 postdoctoral residency. She was part of the first C/Change R&D Lab supported by Gray Area and the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and is currently part of the New Museum’s New INC Y9 cohort. Her work has been presented Institute for Public Knowledge (NYU), Design & Technology Cloud Salon (Parsons), Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (Harvard), Hacking//Hustling, and Decriminalized Future's Ladies of the Night School. She sits on the community advisory board for the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (stopspying.org).

As a performance artist, Gabriella works to create spaces ruled by vulnerability. She has performed in work curated by New York Restoration Project in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (LEIMAY), The Watermill Center (LEIMAY), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, MANA Contemporary, and Otion Front Studio. Her work has appeared at CultureHub, Pioneer Works, Museum of Sex, and Secret Project Robot. She is a founding collective member of Brooklyn's experimental performance sanctuary Trevorshaus.

Resumé and CV available upon request at hello @ hi gabriella . com


“What would tech look if it was designed by sex workers? What values would be embedded into the design?”

This project is supported by NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Original thesis research available here

Past Research: VIRTUOSO

“By aligning the body’s built in reward system with making art, creativity becomes a pleasure activity with an internalized incentive.” 

Read full research and design documentation here

In writing: SUBVERSIVE NETWORKS & other notes

In conversation with radical explorers of technology and art.



Experiments in creative coding & creation-based research.