What is AI Yesterday? 

AI Yesterday is a digital zine and transmedia forum published 3 times a year.

AIYesterday aims to speak back to the dominant focus on AI’s potential futures through a platform that focuses on experimental, freeform participation. We’re embracing what academic writing and journalism excludes by convention, and creating an environment where academics, artists and practitioners can collaborate.

Our Team

Maggie is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research centres on AI and the architectural design process. She considers the relationship between everyday algorithmic AI, used for image sourcing in ideation, and the acceleration of an aesthetic monoculture, suggesting AI may actually be a force that constrains creativity. Her research questions emerged from practical experience as a knitwear designer.

Deepak is an Interaction designer with a keen interest in designing meaningful supporting roles for technology in our lives. A graduate of The Royal college of Art and Imperial College London, Deepak’s work focuses on the application of Human-Centered Design processes to build safe socially relevant AI Applications. His work has won  international recognition from Fast Company, The James Dyson Foundation, The Mayor of London and Core77.

As an interaction designer and new media artist Ankkit is interested in creating tools-for-the-internet, simple-sensors, and multi-sensory environments. Ankkit believes that present/future technological advancements = people + culture. He daydreams about joyful ways to subvert the status quo and how to share links with as many people as possible.

Laurel Boxall is an Oxford English graduate, specialising in AI Narratives and their place in developing digital futures. Laurel's research focuses upon the embodiment of the artificial in both the filmic and literary, and she is looking to take this research further through an MPhil in Digital Humanities this coming year.

Nancy Salem is a DPhil student at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Nancy’s research is concerned with the role of museums in providing space for public engagement with debates and developments in AI and new technologies.   



Linda is an applied social science researcher, with particular experience in qualitative research and workshop facilitation. She is interested in how people navigate manifestations of AI in everyday life. Her professional background is in government and public policy. Currently, she is undertaking a Masters in Social Science of the Internet at the University of Oxford.
Rose is an MSc student studying Social Sciences of the Internet. Alongside her studies, she works for the United Nations Capital Development Fund on programmes to advance women's digital financial inclusion.