updated Feb 2022 Computational Mama has been learning and experimenting with creative coding since 2017. As a creative technologist, her work explores coding as a form of self-care and learning. She is a regular livestreamer on Twitch, where she teaches the basics of creative computation and new approaches to computational thinking. Her streaming series Coding with Friends is rooted in creating inclusive spaces for womxn makers to explore creative computation. She has worked with theatre productions where digital technology is a key performance component, built AI apps for artists organisations, an art installation embedded with AI answers and more. She works heavily with generative texts, AI models for text, computer vision and some simpler machine learning tools.
She was a 2021 Processing Fellow, a speaker at Iterations 2021, a 2020 BeFantastic Fellow and has been featured in Casey Reas’ (co-founder Processing) recent list of generative artists doing interesting work.
She is a co-instigator of dra.ft which explores emergent ideas of text and its future.
She is also known as Ambika, a museum professional with over 10 years of experience. She is co-founder of Ajaibghar Cultural Services, a consultancy for museums and culture projects.