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Anna Gedal

Senior Experience Strategistat Freelance
United States
Focus area: Anthropology

Anna Gedal is a senior freelance experience strategist, writer, researcher, and storyteller. She’s also a recent graduate of The New School and holds an MA in Media Studies, a hybrid production-theory degree grounded in the ethics of technology. For the past decade, Anna has created immersive media interactives and films for museums and brands across the U.S. Her award-winning MA Thesis, “How to Make Immersive Technologies More Equitable,” explores the manifestations of early 20th-century immersive rides’ (which she argues were among the first virtual reality environments) inherited colonial legacies in contemporary media and how to make cultural production more equitable today.