AIYesterday aims to speak back to the dominant focus on AI’s potential futures through a platform that focuses on experimental, freeform participation. With ties to the Oxford Internet Institute and Imperial College London, along with a range of practitioners, we’re embracing what academic writing and journalism excludes by convention and creating an environment where academics, artists and practitioners can collaborate.


Maggie Magrath

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 Mallya

Deepak is an Interaction designer and creative technologist 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 process to build safe socially relevant AI Applications.
Ankkit Modi

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.

AIyesterday 2021 — London, UK