NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism (NSAF) is an award winning three-part digital narrative that sits at the intersection of product design, virtual reality, and neuroscience. Inspired by the lack of multidimensional representations of black women in technology, the NSAF products range from sunblock for traveling through the multiverse to earrings embedded with cameras that offer protection and visibility. The VR experience is set in a Neurocosmetology lab where black women are pioneering techniques of brain optimization, cognitive enhancement, and exploring the neurological and physiological effects of content made for and by women of color.


The Huffington PostAfrofuturist Artists Craft A Virtual World For Women Of Color
The New YorkerReality Bites: Learning the Future of V.R. at Sundance
TechCrunchSundance merges VR with real life through props, AR, and vibrating suits
WiredLive from the Sundance Film Festival VR Program
IndieWireAfrofuturist Virtual Reality Installation Reimagines the Future for Women Of Color
The VergeBuilding the afro-feminist future at Sundance, one cyberpunk beauty salon at a time
All Things ConsideredCovert Fashion Provides Camouflage Against Surveillance Software
i-DThe female inventors exploring brain stimulation through braiding

Hyphen-Labs – Carmen Aguilar y Wedge and Ece Tankal – is an international team of women of color working at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. Through our global vision and unique perspectives we are driven to create meaningful and engaging ways to explore emotional, human-centered and speculative design. In the process we challenge conventions and stimulate conversations, placing collective needs and experiences at the center of evolving narratives.

Selected Press + Awards:

Cannes – 3 Gold Lions, 1 Silver Lion, 2 Bronze Lions for Prescribed to Death
One Show – 2 Golds, 1 Silver, 2 Bronzes, 5 Merits for Prescribed to Death
ADC Awards – 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 1 Bronze for Prescribed to Death