Allison Burtch creates liberation technology. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam, the leading art and technology center in the United States, where she created a small ultrasonic hardware device that protects smart phone users from passive audio surveillance. She also teaches “Critical Theory of Technology: Politics, Utopia and Code” at the School for Poetic Computation and is a member of Deep Lab. Her recent work, the “log jammer,” creating a safe space in nature, was featured in Wired and many other publications. She’s collaborated on such projects as the Dumb Store – a mobile app store for dumbphones, co-organized Prism BreakUp at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center and the Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference at New York University, and was a lead researcher for Maya Lin’s online memorial What is Missing?. Previously, Allison was the editor of the Occupied Wall Street Journal, a six-edition print publication which was translated into six languages and distributed globally, and was a fellow at the Institute of Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Burtch has a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.