Irene Alvarado is a UX designer and creative technologist based in NYC. She investigates spaces where design, visualization, storytelling, and computation overlap, and uses a combination of design thinking and technical expertise to create interactive experiences and data visualization projects.

She recently completed a master in Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Media at Carnegie Mellon University and is now a Creative Technologist at Google Creative Lab.

Irene’s recent passion projects include:

  • Teaching a "Prototyping in Augmented Reality" course at NYU's ITP.

  • Helping coordinate the production of the first Cybernetics conference in NYC.

  • Participating in a monthly cybernetics reading group where a diverse group of folks mostly talk about systems thinking.

  • Translating a Machine Learning for Artists Guide into Spanish, with the hope that machine learning becomes more accessible to people outside of the tech world.

  • Mentoring an amazing young coder/entrepreneur/artist teenager through Code Next.

  • Recently becoming more diligent about collecting my thoughts, ongoing research, and inspirations on

  • Bouldering as much as I can on weekends.


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