Maria Dada is Research Fellow at the Digital Anthropology Lab at UAL. Her research is placed within the fields of design and material culture. She investigates the possibilities of digital materials in reconfiguring socio-political and economic structures. A PhD candidate in science and technology studies at Durham University, she holds an MA from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy and a BSc in Computing and Communication Arts from the Lebanese American University in Beirut. She also has ten years of experience as an interaction designer for Google, Abbey Road and Warp.net. She is a co-founding active member of the organisation Again and a co-founder and editor or the think tank Autonomy.