Born in 1985, Sputniko! is a Japanese/British artist based in Tokyo. Sputniko! is known for her film and multi-media installation works which explore the social and ethical implications of emerging technologies. She has recently presented her works in exhibitions such as the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2019, NY), “Broken Nature” Milan International Design Triennial (2019, Milan) and Setouchi Art Trienniale (where she created a permanent art pavilion at the Benesse Art Site on Teshima). Sputniko! is currently an Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Arts. From 2013 to 2017, Sputniko! was an Assistant Professor at the MIT Media Lab,where she founded and directed the Design Fiction group. She gave a TED talk as a TED Fellow in 2019 and she was also chosen as one of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum in 2017. To date, she has had pieces included in the permanent collections of museums such as the V&A and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa.
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