Gabriella Garcia

Gabriella Garcia (she/her, higabriella.com) is a researcher, performer, and poetic technologist. Her work explores the protection of radical self-expression, networked subcultures, and cybernetic intimacy. As co-founder and director of Decoding Stigma, she works toward prioritizing sexual autonomy as a necessary ethics question for futurists. This is an extension of her thesis research and postdoctoral fellowship at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, which explored how whorephobia becomes encoded in tech design, despite the historically co-constitutive relationship between sexual labor and the development of digital media.