Tad Hirsch is a researcher and PhD candidate at MIT's Media Lab, where his work focuses on the intersections between art, activism, and technology. He has previously worked with Motorola's Advanced Concepts Group and the Interaction Design Studio at Carnegie Mellon University, and has several years experience in nonprofit management. Tad is also a frequent collaborator with the Institute for Applied Autonomy, an award-winning arts collective that exhibits throughout the United States and Europe. He has published and lectured widely on a variety of topics concerning social aspects of technology, and has received several prestigious commissions and awards. Tad holds
degrees from Vassar College, Carnegie Mellon University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.