MFA, University of California, San Diego
MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
BA, University of the Arts
Annina Ruest is a Swiss artist-technologist. She is known for her work in new media art including software art and electronics-based art. Her works often focus on political issues within tech culture, including gender representation and online privacy. Her work has been reviewed in such publications as Wired and the New York Times Magazine. The Huffington Post called her recent robotics work a "Badass Feminist Robot.”
Professor Ruest brings to the College exciting interdisciplinary perspectives and skills, and she notes “In my courses, I teach computer programming and electronics – even some basic physics. However, I teach these technologies from the perspective of a cultural practitioner… I help my students see technology as something that relates to art and to life - something that impacts culture in a broader sense.” Her projects have been shown internationally in galleries, museums, and festivals such as Zero1 Biennial and ISEA, as well as at the Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany. In 2014, professor Ruest received an Art+Technology Lab grant from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She has a diploma from the University of the Arts in Zürich, an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Prior to joining FAU, she worked at Syracuse University where she was a tenured Associate Professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
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