Afroditi Psarra, PhD (Athens, 1982) is an mulidisciplinary artist working in the intersection of electronic textiles and physical computing with sound art. Her research focuses on the art and science interaction with a critical discourse in the creation of artifacts. She is especially interested in physics as a way of perceiving the invisible universe that surrounds us, and in mathematics as a means for designing and computing technological artifacts. She engages with concepts such as the body as an interface of control and resistance, crafting and the revitalization of tradition as a methodology of hacking existing norms about technical objects, diy and diwo techniques as educational models for diffusing knowledge and experimenting with ideas.

She holds a PhD in Image, Technology and Design from the Complutense University of Madrid. Her academic research Cyberpunk and New Media Art focuses on the merge of science fiction ideas and concepts with performative and digital practices, and offers a philosophical, sociological and aesthetic analysis of the influence of new technologies in the contemporary artistic process.

Her work has been presented at numerous platforms such as Siggraph in Vancouver, Ars Electronica in Linz, Transmediale and CTM in Berlin, Amber in Istanbul, Piksel in Bergen, Electropixel in Nantes and MakerFaire in Rome between others. She has worked as an intern on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing at Disney Research Zurich. She is currently appointed as assistant professor at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) of the University of Washington, teaching media arts history and theory, electronic art, and media performance, and running the DXARTS Softlab. She is based in Seattle, US.