Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based electromedia artist, futurist, and researcher who explores how various forms of design impact the human experience. At Pioneer Works, she will continue her research and development in experimentation of audio-visual experiences through HCI technologies, modular synthesis, computer vision, and design.

She is the founder of Afrotectopia, a social institution designed to build community around socially minded innovation, art, design, technology, Black culture and activism. Ari teaches creative technology and design at NYU and Pratt University. She is currently incubating experimental audio-visual work at New Inc in partnership with Rhizome and Nokia Bell Labs.