micha cárdenas, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games + Playable Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she directs the Critical Realities Studio. Cárdenas is writing a new algorithm for gender, race, and technology. Her book Poetic Operations, Duke University Press, proposes algorithmic analysis to develop a trans of color poetics. Her artwork has been described as “a seminal milestone for artistic engagement in VR” by the Spike art journal in Berlin. She is first-generation Colombian American. Her articles have been published in Transgender Studies Quarterly, GLQ: Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, AI & Society, Scholar & Feminist Online, the Ada Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, among others.