Sarah W.


I am Director of Art & Education at metaLAB at Harvard and Co-Founder of the The Data Nutrition Project. My work explores the interrelations between complex systems, and the social implications of artificial intelligence through teaching, research, and interactive art.


AI Pedagogy Project Invisible Waves
How the Light Gets In The Shell Garden The Moral Labryinth The Future of Secrets







‘Living by Protocol’ meditates on the impact of social media and its future in Harvard Law Today

Imagine a Life Surronded by AI, The Harvard Gazette


How the Light Gets In, Spencer Museum of Art & Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Kansas
The Data Nutrition Project, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria

The Shell Garden, interactive outdoor installation, Somerville, MA
All the Things I Want and Don’t Want, with Jad Esber, in “Living by Protocol,” Harvard Art Museums Lightbox Gallery

The Future of Secrets, Munich, Germany

Moral Labyrinth 2020, in collaboration with designer Jenny Fan. Supported by Northeastern University School of Law, Converted to Virtual

The Future of Secrets, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
The Myth of Agency, Monash University Center Prato, Italy
Moral Labyrinth at WeRobot (with Jessica Fjeld), University of Miami, FL

Moral Labyrinth, Somerville Community Bike Path, MA
Moral Labyrinth, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria
The Future of Secrets, Digital Cultures Conference, Warsaw, Poland
Moral Labyrinth, Mozfest, London
The Future of Secrets, South by Southwest, Austin, TX 
Machine Experience II, Rainbow Unicorn; opening at ACUD, in conjunction with Vorspiel/Transmediale, Berlin, Germany

talks & workshops

Art and Impact: Techno-Creativity, Justice, and Our Shared Future, Center for Law, Innovation, and Creativity Annual Conference, Northeastern University
Pandemic Policython Seminar: Online Leadership & Collaboration, EREVNA
Secrets, Morality, and AI: Artistic Reflections on Being Human, Northeastern University School of Law
Bias in, Bias out: Building Better Artificial Intelligence with Dataset ‘Nutrition Labels’ March 2020. DRIVE /2020 Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Bias In, Bias Out: Reducing Bias in AI, Open Government Partnership Summit, Ottawa Canada
Moral Labyrinth Workshop at RightsCon Tunis (with Jie Qi and Mindy Seu), Tunesia
Navigating the Moral Labyrinth: Intersections of Philosophy, AI, and Art, Carr Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA
Secrets Ignite Talk, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
AI, Big Ideas, and Shiny Objects Workshop, South by Southwest, Austin, TX
September 2018 - Digital Cultures Conference, Warsaw, Poland
April 2018 - AI + Art talk, HIIG, Berlin
March 2018 SXSW Artist Panel
March 2018 - SXSW Panel "AI Creativity in Art, Neuroscience, and the Law", Austin, TX


2022 Ars Electronica Award for Digital Humanity (for the Data Nutrition Project)
2022 Notre Dame Tech Ethics Award
2021 Somerville Arts Council Fellowship
2021 Assembly Project Fellow

2019 Rockefeller Foundation Belaggio Residency
2018 Somerville Arts Council Fellowship
2018 Assembly Fellowship on the Ethics & Governance of AI
2018 Quicklab residency at Einstein Center for Digital Futures, Berlin