Artist / Technologist
Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist/technologist who empowers people to leverage bleeding edge technology to effect positive change in the world. In 2019, she was an invited presenter to His Holiness Dalai Lama's World Headquarters in Dharamsala for the Summit on Fostering Universal Ethics and Compassion. In 2018, she was awarded a McArthur and Sundance Institute fellowship for her 360 video immersive installation in collaboration with the artist Wendy Red Star (supported by the Google JUMP Creator program and exhibited at the Newark Museum and ASU in 2019). The non-profit she founded, IDEA New Rochelle, in partnership with the New Rochelle Mayor's Office, won the 2018 One Million Dollar Bloomberg Mayor's Challenge for their VR/AR Citizen toolkit to help the community co-design their city. She is a Sundance Institute Creative Advisor and artist of their New Frontier Story Lab and Festival (AR/VR/XR/AI tech section). In 2018 she was awarded the 100K Alternative Realities Prize for her Virtual Reality Project from Engadget and Verizon Media. Amelia is the founder and host of wampum.codes podcast and the stupidhackathon.com. She is also the host and producer of the Contentful + Algolia Developer Podcast DreamStacks. Amelia is Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma, Deer Clan.