Anna Garbier & Lan Zhang

Anna & Lan are a collective of computational artists and developers, specializing in creative uses of natural language processing (NLP). They are passionate about creating computational tools for groups who are marginalized from traditional, for-profit, and efficiency-driven technologies. They want to know: what would NLP technologies look like if they were made for creative writers and performers, rather than engineers and data scientists? What can we learn about ourselves and our technologies by empowering new creative voices?

Anna has an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, a BA in Linguistics from Stanford University, and industry experience building Automatic Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding technologies at Google. Lan also received an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, a BS in Advertising from Syracuse University, and worked as an art director at Publicis NY. She has delivered performances/talks at Recurse Center, Culture Hub and Basbycastles.

We love to collaborate, get in touch with us at annalan.collective[at]gmail[dot]com.