An “An Xiao” Mina is a technologist, writer and artist. She leads the product team at the SF-based Meedan, where they are building Bridge, a platform for social translation of social media. Their first project aims to translate geolocated tweets for Out of Eden Walk, a National Geographic-supported journey tracing the historic path of human migration led by Paul Salopek.
Passionate about issues of global justice, technology and creative expression, Mina has spoken at venues like the Personal Democracy Forum, the Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, Creative Mornings, and the Aspen Institute, and she has contributed writing to publications like the Los Angeles Review of Books, the New Inquiry and the Atlantic. She serves as a contributing editor to Civicist and Hyperallergic.