Ayah Bdeir is an interactive artist and engineer. With an upbringing between Lebanon and Canada, Bdeir uses experimental media and technology to look at deliberate and subconscious representations of Arab identity.

She is the creator of littleBits, an open source kit of pre-assembled circuits made easy by tiny magnets.

She received her masters degree from the MIT Media Lab and undergraduate degrees in Computer Engineering and Sociology from the American University of Beirut. Ayah was awarded with number of fellowships at organizations including Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Creative Commons and TED which hosted her for a speech on the Long Beach event earlier this year.

littleBits was acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for the permanent collection.

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