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Addie Wagenknecht was born during the Reagan administration in Portland, Oregon. At sixteen she fled to New York City where she studied photography under Mary Ellen Mark.

Soon after she learned where to get very expensive haircuts. For the following two years, she hitchhiked around the world alone documenting places and people with her camera, before returning to New York City in 2005. There she completed a Masters at New York University as a Wasserman Scholar and shortly after held a fellowship at Eyebeam Atelier, CultureLabUK and more recently at HyperWerk Institute for Post-Industrial Design and Carnegie Mellon University under Golan Levin at The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.

Her research, collaborations and projects are documented in a number of academic papers, books and magazines such as the Economist, Popular Mechanics, MIT Technology Review, Gizmodo, Slashdot, Engadget, Heise, ARTnews and Der Standard. Most recently she has exhibited at Museumsquartier Vienna, The Istanbul Biennial, Eyebeam NYC, and Rua Red Dublin.

She lives in IRC channels and the Internet. Through her artistic and scientific practices she hopes to challenge the status quo and create a sense of bittersweet irony (preferably both at once).