The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

D+M Visiting Artist Series: Annina Rust

Annina Rüst produces electronic objects and software art. Her projects explore the intersection of activism, algorithm, data, electricity, humor, politics, and pop culture. Her work has been shown in different public contexts including Ars Electronica festival, Transmediale festival, Read Me festival, the New Museum, and Eyebeam. Annina’s projects have also been discussed in publications such as Wired and The New York Times Magazine. As part of the group LAN, she won the 2002 Transmediale Software Award. In 2003, Annina received the Viper award in the category Transposition and in 2006 she was awarded a work stipend for Media Art at Edith Russ Site for Media Art.

Annina’s current research focuses on feminist technology. Specifically, she is interested in gender dynamics in technical work places. The goal of the research effort is to build technologies that intervene in these environments. In addition to that, Annina is also presently involved in building some experimental disco display devices.