Selwa Sweidan

Co-Founder
Artificial Knowing

Selwa Sweidan is a researcher and innovation consultant. She prototypes emerging technologies, ranging from the designing of our senses in immersive technologies to speculative AI systems. She has served clients in the US, Japan and Italy including Benetton, the Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology, McKinsey Seoul and UniLever Japan. Selwa was an Interactive Design Fellow at Fabrica (a communications think tank in Italy) and awarded “Best Overall” at the Microsoft Design Expo ’15 for her speculative olfactory neurotech. Selwa attained her BA from Smith College and an MFA (STEM) from ArtCenter College of Design. Selwa teaches at Santa Monica College in the Design and Technology Department's pilot Bachelor's Interaction Design program. She has been a Design Fellow at Fabrica, a Fellow at George Greenstein Institute, an Artist-in-Residence at UC Irvine and a postgraduate Fellow at ArtCenter College of Design. Selwa is co-founder of Artificial Knowing.

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