Kadallah is a trans-disciplinary artist and creative technologist using emerging technologies for social good. Right now, their research is in distributed artist and activist communities, while their art is currently focused on collaborative social art practice. 

Their work as a designer of ethical technologies has been recognized internationally by Microsoft, Intel, Biodesign Challenge, Cre8 Summit, and Zaojiu Youth. They have worked on projects showcased and performed in person at Nafasi Art Space, Power Station of Art, MoMA PS1, and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and digitally in COMMON and in collaboration with the City of Seattle. Their work has been featured in Resident Advisor, China Daily, Kernel Magazine, Radii China, Brooklyn to Beijing, The Afrofuturist Podcast with Ahmed Best, GoFAR, and Speak Up! Speeches by Young People to Empower and Inspire. 

They are a co-creator of the ANANSI Revolutionary Collective, and a member of The Guild of Future Architects. They previously helped catalyze Currents.fm as one of the original team members.

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Currents.fm is an online music streaming platform designed to create sustainable financial support for musicians and collectives. Rather than paying into the platform, fans subscribe or pay one-off “tips” to artists directly. In addition to the namesake music platform, Currents also developed COMMON, a digital club venue that enabled viewers to tip and subscribe to artists during their performances, and to discover new music organically by navigating the site much like one would a festival grounds. 

As one of the first employees of the company, I played a critical role in its founding, and saw my job shapeshifting to fit the needs of our artists. My primary focus was on creating a real, caring community. I developed and maintained various initiatives to support and connect artists, including: hosting regular "town hall" events to provide a safe environment for artists to connect with each other on a personal level, establishing and maintaining an asynchronous chat server for ongoing conversations between artists, and experimenting with scheduled and adhoc community events. I also conducted research and experimentation with decentralized and distributed networks, as well as virtual, physical, and hybrid artist communities. From a more creative stand point, I regularly produced, curated, and assisted with our digital festivals including A Moment In Between and 黑美.

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