Anuradha Reddy
(dr. - she/her)

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Hello! I am a design researcher with a critical making practice via craftivisms, hardware hacks, and re-appropriation of data technologies.

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I am a design researcher with a critical making practice via craftivisms, hardware hacks and re-appropriations of data-driven technologies. 

Open Hardware Project: Moon-phases + Period tracking Calendar

Research Article: Artificial Everyday Creativity

Open Hardware Talk: Knotty Hardware

Research Workshop: Venetian Drawing Conversations

Research Pictorial: Drawing Conversations Mediated by AI

Research Pictorial: Exploring Kolam As An Ecofeminist Computational Art Practice

Open Hardware Project: BOOB-Factor Authentication in Banjara Embroidery

Open Hardware Project: Internet of Towels - Knotty Articulations

Open Hardware Project: Secure Your Home IoT with the CryptoCrochet-Key

Open Hardware Project: Make Your Own Resistor Cushion

Research Article: Making Everyday Things Talk

Research Workshop: More-Than-Human Design & AI

PhD Dissertation: Researching IoT Through Design

Research Workshop: Encountering Ethics In Data-Enabled IoT

Research Article: The Role of Participation in Designing For IoT

Book chapter: Feeling At Home with the Internet of Things

Research Article: Platform Ethics in Technology

Research Article: Where is the Interface?

Research Project: Thing (Data) Perspectives

Research Project: Ethnography of Open Street Mapping

Research Project: Living with a Smart Plug

Research Workshop: Subverting IoT Futures

Secure Your Home IoT with the CryptoCrochet-Key 🧶🔐

The CryptoCrochet-Key is part ‘hack’ and part ‘pedagogical device’ that defamiliarizes existing computational practices (learning code) from an intersectional feminist lens. Using a handy yarn named ‘Crypto’, I encrypt a physical key through crochet and then teach a computer to recognize the crocheted key using Machine Learning. This project is created to be inclusive and empowering for those skilled in other ways than traditional programmers and to show how their skills can contribute to a critical discussion of data-driven technologies—i.e. by putting the tech to radically different uses.

Here you will find a link to the 3 part tutorial to the CryptoCrochet-Key. It begins with instructions for making the key and then moves to the Machine Learning part of the project. The final part shows how to run the CryptoCrochet-Key Machine Learning model securely on a Raspberry Pi 4.

The image below is a screenshot from the hacker news platform which originally covered this project.