Roopa Vasudevan is an interdisciplinary artist, computer programmer and scholar. Her research and art practice focus on social media, politics, and activism, and how increasing individual activity on the Internet is revealing systemic flaws and patterns in our societal, cultural and political norms, as well as shifting our perception of them. She is also interested in the archiving of digital material, the historical reading of data as a form of collective memory, and in coming up with better and more creative practices to keep digital information legible to future researchers. Her artwork has been exhibited internationally and featured by Reuters, Hyperallergic, PBS NewsHour, Slate, Complex, The FADER, and Public Radio International, among others. She has also participated in artist residencies, taught workshops and classes, and spoken about her practice around the world.
Prior to joining Annenberg, Vasudevan was an Assistant Arts Professor of Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai, teaching courses in creative web development, computational language processing, and remix culture. She holds a BA from Columbia University, and an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she was invited to stay on as a Resident Research Fellow upon graduation. For more information about her artistic work, please visit her online portfolio.
Roopa Vasudevan is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication.