Melanie Hoff

Technology Residency

Melanie Hoff is an artist and educator examining the role technology plays in social organization and reinforcing hegemonic structures. They study how platforms and processes — including algorithms, data collection, social media, networks, simulation, and ritual — yield distinct modes of social organization and reinforce existing systems of power. Melanie teaches at Rutgers University, the School for Poetic Computation and is a founding member of the Cybernetics Library and Soft Surplus, a collaborative artist warehouse space in Brooklyn. They have presented their work and creative research in various places  including the New Museum, the Queens Museum, and the Telfair Museum.