Born in 1975 in New Delhi/India.
Indira Ganesh, or Maya as everyone knows her, is a technology researcher, writer and speaker with a hybrid portfolio of projects across industry, arts and culture organisations, academia, and NGOs. She is working on a PhD at Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Germany about how particular kinds of ethical approaches are invoked in the construction of cultural narratives about machine autonomy and AI, and how this in turn re-shapes what ethics are. Her other areas of research expertise include: gender, feminism and technology; digital security and privacy in human rights defense; and digital visual advocacy. She has worked with Tactical Technology Collective in Berlin/Germany, UNICEF India, and the APC Women’s Rights Program.
Ganesh hosted two episodes of the Deutsche Bank Series Thoughts of the Week concerning the topics What’s the idea of intelligence? and Should AI have ethics? in September of 2018 and has appeared on an episode of The Future of Demonstration, a performance event and salon series by Gerald Nestler and Sylvia Eckermann in Oktober 2018. She also moderated the Study Circle at transmediale 2019 and spoke at the event Life Forms at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin in April 2019.
She also contributes to the tech-theory blog Cyborgology.
She tweets @mayameme