Peggy Sylopp

Main focus: Hacking, Feminism and Art

Twitter handle: @pegx_


Languages: German, English

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: art and programming, open source, feminism, uix design

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Consulting, Coaching, Interview


Computer Scientist and Artist

Internet is Human Right
I'm engaged for Internet access as a human right, made possible by the free and open source Freifunk technologies.
My work focus is on the local community building in Pankow / Weissensee with newcomers, free software and open source developers , volunteers and postmigrant groups.

About myself
I am the founder of PexLabs, Dipl. Computer scientist (2009), studying for Master of Public Policy (2011), Photo Technical Assistant (1987), taxi driver (1996), mother of two daughters (* 1995 * 2005)

My passion lies in the combination of art, free technologies and science, as with own artistic works or in the design of workshops or campaigns.

In my research 2011 for the Public Policy Master's thesis about the potential of artistic work to pass on technical knowledge, with emphases on the support of girls and young women.

Since 2009 I work as freelancer, developing topic-specific workshops and gamificated Guiding Tours and generating fundraising, e.g. for the Computerspielemuseum Berlin, Kumu Art Museum Tallinn and BITKOM.

My artistical installative and performative art works are based oa.o. on motion detection, robot programming and fine arts.
2008, I was nominated for the German Sound Art Award.

I was invited by the Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre, Brazil to the MALM 2015 (MALM - Media Art Lab Mercosul) entrusted with the artistic direction of the exhibition "Observation Space". It involved five South American Artists inside and the departments of art and computer science of the UFRGS.

Since June 2015 I explore the requirements for a "digital service for refugees and supporters" by interviewing newcomers (refugees) and a wide range of supporters of different groups. I also tested and evaluated current apps based on the outworked criteria.
Commissioned by Archive of Youth Cultures, supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Federal government Commissioner for migration, refugees and integration.