Department of Transmedia
Program Coordinator, Computer Art and Animation
Annina Rüst produces electronic objects and software art. She creates technologies that are artistically and socially motivated. Her projects happen at the intersection of activism, algorithm, data, electricity, humor, politics, and pop culture. Her work has been reviewed in such publications as Wired and the New York Times Magazine. The Huffington Post called her recent robotics work a "Badass Feminist Robot.”
Rüst’s projects have been shown internationally in galleries, museums, and festivals such as Zero1 Biennial and ISEA, as well as at the Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany. In 2014, she received an Art+Technology Lab grant from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She has a diploma from the University of the Arts in Zürich, an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Rüst has worked at Syracuse University since 2009.
Rüst’s current research focuses on feminist technology. Specifically, she is interested in gender and tech in the work place. The goal of the research effort is to build technologies that intervene in these environments.