A.M. Darke is a Media Artist, Game Developer, and Social Justice Wario. She created the award-winning card game Objectif, which explores the intersection of race, beauty, and attraction. In 2016 she wrote An Open Letter to Oculus Founder, Palmer Luckey and curated Building Code : Developing Mixed Use Space in Virtual Reality. She is a co-founder of Voidlab, a feminist art + tech collective, and a resident of the UCLA Game Lab, a research lab which supports the creation of experimental and expressive games.

Darke is also an Oculus Launch Pad fellow (’16, ’17), former Laboratory artist-in-residence and once shared a stage with John Carmack. Her work has been shown internationally and featured in a variety of publications, including Forbes, Kill Screen, and The Creator’s Project. She holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A from UCLA and teaches game design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

You can reach her at contactaliah[at]gmail and @ prettydarke pretty much everywhere else. Add her on snapchat for the occasional horrifying spectacle.